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Lewis Ganson

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Lewis Ganson

Cover of Genii (1974)
BornLewis Jack Ganson
April 15, 1913
Burford Arms, Startford Market, London, England
DiedDecember 22, 1980 (age 67)
Hampshire, England
CategoriesBooks by Lewis Ganson

Lewis Ganson (1913-1980) was one of the most prolific writers in magic with over sixty books to his credit.


He was a professional close-up magician, except for his time in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1939-1958.

For years, Ganson was editor of Harry Stanley's magazine The Gen and contributor to the Magigram magazine. He was a vice president of the British Ring of the IBM and a founding member of the Portsmouth and District Magic Circle.

Awards and Honors



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  • The Gen, Vol. 5, No. 5, September 1949, FRONT PAGE PERSONALITIES, LEWIS GANSON and JO, page 134
  • Cover Genii 1974 December
  • Magic Circular, Vol. 75, No. 812, January 1981, Obituaries, LEWIS GANSON, page 27
  • Obit Genii 1981 January
  • The Linking Ring, Vol.61, No. 3, March 1981, Our Side of the Pond by PETER WARLOCK, page 93, LEWIS GANSON, page 117
  • M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.10, MARCH 1981, Broken Wands, LEWIS GANSON, page 39
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 73, No. 1896, May 1982, Tribute to Lewis Ganson, page 676
  • Genii, Vol. 46, No. 7, July 1982, TRIBUTE TO LEWIS GANSON, page 461
  • Magicana, Vol. 30, No. 176, July-August 1982, TRIBUTE TO LEWIS GANSON EVENING – 17 MAY 1982 by EDWIN HOOPER
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1075, February 2006, A Tribute to Lewis Ganson – Alexander Crawford by Peter Altman, page 63
  • Lewis Ganson - Dai Vernon book of Magic bibliography