The Complete Ganson Teach-In Series
Lewis Ganson
L & L Publishing (2014)
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Ganson, Lewis: The Complete Ganson Magic Teach-In Series
©2010 L&L Publishing
Hardcover, 560 pages

Comments: "L&L Publishing thanks Excalibur Promotions Ltd of Supreme House, Bideford, Devon EX39 3YA England for granting permission for the material in this book to be reproduced. The material was first published by Supreme Magic of Englind..."

Contents (from eBook edition):
ii Production Note (Andrew Pinard)
CARDS
1 Matching the Cards (1977)
4 Introduction
6 Dai Vernon's Matching the Cards
10 Nate Leipzig's Comedy of Errors
12 Herbert Milton's Rendition of Matching the Cards
13 The Faucett Ross Version
15 Impromptu Matching - Faucett Ross
16 Fred Lowe's Matched Poker Deal
19 Gavilondo's Matching 'Do As I Do'
22 Tribute to the Card Stars
26 Sleights
26 - False Cut
26 - Double lift
27 - Glide
28 - Overhand False Shuffle
29 - Double Undercut
30 - Endfield Slip Cut
32 Conclusion

33 Rovi Reveals (1980)
5 Introduction
6 Are You Colour Blind?
11 Your Card Plus Four Aces
14 Reputation Maker
17 Card Through Table
20 Safe Bet
22 Three Pack Coincidence
25 The Top Change
25 - You Will Take The Joker
29 - Just For A Change
32 The Rovi Pass
34 Rovi Colour Change
36 Table Steal And Control
38 Watched Coins
44 Conclusion

77 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment (1980)
5 Introduction

6 Part One - Sleight of Hand Methods
6 The Basic Move
6 Bridging
7 The Overthrow
9 Erdnase - Vernon Overthrow
9 Knockout Three Card Monte Routine
9 - The cards
9 - Paper
10 Style of Performance
10 Routine
15 Convincers
16 - Bent Corner
17 - Tacked Card
18 - Paper Clip Climax
19 - The Optical Move

20 Part Two - Routines using Special Cards
21 Street Traders' Three Card Monte
21 - Set-up
21 - Performance
21 - To end 'clean'
24 - A different fake card
25 The MacMillan Miracle
25 - The Fake Card
26 - Using the Card
27 Penny Wise
29 The Queen Goes Home
29 Pimpernel Card
31 Three Card Fooler
32 Two Blacks - One Red
34 Chase the Ace
37 Strip Tease Lady
39 Conclusion

117 COINS

119 Bernard’s Lesson On Coin Magic (1978)
3 Introduction
4 The Coins
5 The Hands
6 Palming A Coin
8 - Thumb Grip Palm
9 - Stretch Palm
10 - Crease Palm
12 - After Ramsay
14 Production In The Air
16 Double Production
17 The Miser's Misers Dream
20 Spellbound Move
22 Hummer Coin Penetration
24 The Downs' Coin Star
28 - The Bernard Lesson On The Coin Star
28 - Coins To Use
28 - Condition Of The Hands
28 - Performing The Coin Star
29 - Placing Coins On Fingers And Thumb
29 - The Vanish
31 The Production
34 Conclusion

155 A New Look At The Okito Box (1983)
4 Introduction

5 The Basic Moves
5 The Okito Turnover Move
6 The Toss From Hand To Hand
7 Righting The Box
7 Blu-Tack

8 Some Basic Effects
8 Coin Through Box And Hand
9 Coin Through Card
10 Repeat Penetration Through Card

11 Magnetic Coins

13 Routines
13 Two Times Ten
18 Box Clever
22 Sympathetic Okito
27 Boston Two Step

30 Additional Moves With The Okito Box
31Colombini Turnover Move
32 Turnover Move - After Gus Davenport
33 Variation On Kaplan's Righting Move

34 Edward J. Mclaughlin's Moves With The Okito Box
34 Placing The Cover On The Bottom Of The Box - Using One Hand
35 Placing The Coin Between The Bottom Of The Box And The Lid
36 Visible Penetration Of Coin Through Bottom Of Box
37 Placing The Lid On The Bottom Of The Box - Using Both Hands
38 Variation For Placing The Lid On The Bottom Of The Box
39 Transfer Of Open Box From Hand To Hand

40 Conclusion

195 CLOSE-UP

197 Colombini’s Cups and Balls (1981)
5 Introduction
7 The Colombini Presentation
8 Requirements
9 Set-Up
9 Getting Ready

10 Performance
10 The Optical Move
10 The Can-Can Move
12 The Tilt Move
14 The Flying Catch
15 The Travelling Balls
16 Ball Through Table, Hand and Cups
18 Miller Penetrations
19 The Balls Penetrate Two Cups
20 The Ultimate Vanish
22 The Final Load
25 The Climax
26 Conclusion

223 Two in the Hand and One In The Pocket (1979)
7 Introduction
8 The Extra Ball Principle In Practice
11 The Climax
11 How Many?
13 False Transfer From One Hand To The Other
14 Hand-Over-Hand Move
15 Solid Dust
17 Sweet Trick
20 Back Again
21 The Magic Ring
23 'Bells'
29 Coke Capers
32 Other Routines
34 Conclusion

259 Bernard’s Lesson On Dice Stacking (1979)
5 Introduction
6 The Materials Needed
6 The Working Surface
7 The Dice
7 The Cup Or Shaker
8 Some Useful Tips
8 Temperature
8 Attitude
9 The Routine
9 The Set-Up Position
10 First Pick-Up Position
14 Two Dice Stack
15 Three Dice Stack
16 Four Dice Stack
17 Stacking In Pairs
17 Stacking Four Together
17 Reading The Top Number
18 White In The Middle
21 Patter And Presentation
22 An Additional Effect
23 Conclusion

283 The Hindu Thread Trick often referred to as The Gypsy Thread (1980)
4 Introduction
5 The Hindu Thread Trick - Baker-Kaplan-Warlock-Trixer Version
5 Effect
5 The Thread
5 Preparation
6 Presentation

10 Marconick's Gypsy Thread
10 Preparation
11 Performance

13 Easy Gypsy Thread (Lewis Ganson)
13 Performance

15 Ali Bongo's Experience
15 The Routine
15 The Thread Or Cotton
16 Shows For Children
16 The Needle Threading Addition
16 Preparation
16 Performance
17 Jewelled Scabbard Gag
17 Humorous Gypsy Thread
17 Disposal Of The Pieces
18 Breaking The Thread
18 Displaying The Pieces
18 David Nixon's Idea
19 The Bongo Gypsy Thread Suit
19 Patter
20 A Note On Preparation
20 Chadwick's Mending Cotton Versus Tacking Thread
20 Repeating Impromptu
21 Dany Ray's Presentation

22 Pat Conway's Routine
22 Requirements
22 Preparation
23 Performance

24 Conclusion

307 MANIPULATION

309 A New Look at Card Fans (1978)
5 Introduction
5 The Origin of Card Fans
6 Cards Suitable for Fanning
7 Preparation of the Cards
7 Arranging the Cards
8 Forming Fans
8 Standard Fans
13 The Rosette
14 Magical Standard Card Fans
16 To Close a Standard Fan
17 Double Fan Separation
19 The Flash Change
20 Fan, Steal and Production
22 Giant Fans
22 - The First Fan
24 - The Second Fan
25 - To Square the Pack
25 - The Rip Off
25 - Waterfall Shuffle
27 - The Spring Fan
28 Single Handed Fans
29 Magical Single Handed Fan
29 Fan False Shuffle
31 The Routine
32 Conclusion

341 A Fantasy In Thimbles: Werry’s Fantastic Thimbles (1979)
4 Introduction
5 The Basic Moves
5 - The Lifting Move
6 - A Complete Vanish
7 - A Simple Routine
8 - A Novel Opening
9 Thimble Through Silk - Werry
11 Push Thru - Pull Thru - Ken de Courcy
15 Thimble Dye - Werry
17 Technicolor Thimbles - Werry
20 Uncle Henry's Thimble Trick - Ken de Courcy
25 Dean Metcalfe's Fantastic Thimble Routine
35 Conclusion

377 Mark Weston’s Continuous Cigarette Production (1977)
5 Introduction
6 Foreword (Mark Weston)
7 The Action
7 Presentation
9 Method of Working
9 Aquitment
12 The Set-Up
12 Variation - Colour Change
14 Variation - Card Revelation
14 Conclusion

15 Everything Happens for Ken Miller (Bengt Nilsson)
15 Effects
15 Requirements
16 Brand-Changing Cigarette Packet
16 Rising Cigarette
17 Cigarette Packet to Banknote
17 Banknote to Matches
19 Coin From Banknote
19 Set-up
19 Routine

22 The Vanishing King - A Follow Up to Berman's King Size Vanish (Luis Gavilondo)

377 STAGE

403 Three Chinese Rings (1977)
3 Foreword
3 The Twisitng Move
4 Linking Two Rings
5 Spinning the Rings
6 Unlinking Two Rings

9 Three Ring Routine (Rex Taylor)
9 Introduction
10 Requirements
10 Set-Up
10 Routine

15 Aldo Colombini's Linking Ring Moves
15 Two Rings and a Silk
17 Ring Up
19 Triple Unlink

423 The Floating and Dancing Cane (1977)
3 The Floating and Dancing Walking Stick
3 The Stick Dances
5 The Stick Floats
6 The Floating Walking Stick
6 The Balance
7 The Floating Moves
7 The Stick Rises and Falls
8 The Stick Floats
8 The Stick Revolves in the Air
10 The Stick Clings to the Hand
12 The Stick Revolves on the Palm
13 The Stick Revolves Horizontally in the Air
13 Passing a Hoop Over the Stick
14 Around the Hand
16 A Juggling Feat
16 The Climax - Two Sticks From One
18 The Start
18 The Flip of the Hand
18 The Revolving Moves
18 Using the Stick for Other Effects
19 The Hook-Up or Loop
19 The Stick Floats From Hand to Hand

20 The Dancing Walking Stick
20 The Basic Move
22 The Routine
22 Floating Between the Hands
22 The Stick Dances
23 The Walk Past
23 The High Swing
23 The Move
24 The Twirl
24 Through the Arms
24 Around the Shoulders
26 The Climax

27 Conclusion

451 The Sympathetic Silks (1977)
2 Introduction
3 The Effect
3 Requirements
3 Preparation
5 To Hide the Knots
6 Set-Up
6 Performance
7 Stage One The Pick-Up
8 Stage Two The Count
9 Stage Three Tying the Silks
10 Stage Four The Secret Untying
12 Stage Five The Sympathetic Tying
12 Stage Six The Sympathetic Untying
13 The Climax
14 Notes
14 - The Reef or Square Knot
14 - Rubber Bands
15 - A Different Set Up

461 Zombie: The Floating Ball (1977)
4 Introduction
5 Supreme Moves
5 Requirements
5 Set-Up
6 Performance
6 The Get-Ready
6 The Ball Rises
7 The Ball Rises Into View
8 The Ball Floats Along the Arm
8 Around the Body
9 The Ball Suspends on the Cloth
9 The Ball Bounces on the Cloth
10 A Routine
10 The Ball Comes to Life

11 Gavilondo's Start and Finish
13 Will Ayling's Zombie Routine
14 The Apparatus
15 The Routine
15 The Start
16 The Ball on the Arm
17 The Cradle
17 The Ball Hangs on the Edge of the Cloth
17 The Hoop Around the Ball
18 The Ball Around the Body
19 The Ball Moves Along the Cloth
19 The Ball Floats
20 The Finish

21 Gavilondo's Sacred Sun Ball
21 The Entrance
22 Attaching the Gimmick
23 The Ball Vanishes
23 The Ball Re-Appears
24 Showing Both Sides of the Cloth
24 The Ball on the Elbow
26 The Ball on the Knee
27 The Ball Floats - Climax

29 Gavilondo's Additional Sequence for a Zombie Routine
33 Gavilondo's 'Wrong Side' Ball Appearance

35 Conclusion

503 Rings Supreme: Aldo Colombini’s Presentation of the Linking Rings (1978)
5 Introduction
7 Requirements
7 Performance
7 The Count - The Three Rings are Displayed
8 The Twisting Move - The Circumference of Each Ring is Shown
8 The Snap Linking - Two Rings Become Linked When Snapped By a Finger
9 Spinning the Rings - Two Rings Spin Linked to Each Oher
9 Revolve Unlink - One Ring is Revolved Around the Other And Comes Free
10 Thumbs Link - The Rings Link as the Thumbs are Brought Together
11 Throw and Unlink - A Ring Becomes Unlinked as it is Tossed Into the Air
11 The Crash Linking - One Ring is Crashed Down Onto Another and Becomes Linked
12 Slo-Motion Link - The Third Ring Sinks Slowly Down Between the Other Two and Becomes Linked
13 Fly Up Unlink - A Ring Jumps Up, Becomes Unlinked and Flies Into the Air
14 The Gag Link - You Fail to Link the Rings With the Forefinger But are Successful With the Thumb
15 Rings Over the Arms - A Ring is Unlinked
16 Unlink and Penetration - A Second Ring is Unlinked But the First Becomes Linked Again
17 Spin Unlink - One Ring is Spun Around Another And Flies Off
18 Ring and Silk - A Ring Penetrates a Silk
18 Two Rings and a Silk - The Silk is Tied to One Ring But the Ring Penetrates the Silk and Becomes Linked to the Other Ring
20 Three Rings and a Silk - The Silk, Knotted on One Ring, Comes Free as the Three Rings Become Linked
21 Unlinking Three Rings All Three Rings Become Unlinked
23 Conclusion

527 BONUS MATERIAL

529 The Hindu Thread Trick (Original Marked-Up Manuscript)
4 Introduction
5 The Hindu Thread Trick - Baker-Kaplan-Warlock-Trixer Version
5 Effect
5 The Thread
5 Preparation
6 Presentation
10 Marconick's Gypsy Thread
10 Preparation
11 Performance
13 Easy Gypsy Thread - Lewis Ganson
13 Performance
15 Ali Bongo’S Experience
15 The Routine
15 The Thread Or Cotton
16 Shows For Children
16 The Needle Threading Addition
16 Preparation
16 Performance
17 Jewelled Scabbard Gag
17 Humorous Gypsy Thread
17 Disposal Of Pieces
18 Breaking The Thread
18 Displaying The Pieces
18 David Nixon's Idea
19 The Bongo Gypsy Thread Suit
19 Patter
20 A Note On Preparation
20 Chadwick's Mending Cotton Versus Tacking Thread
20 Repeating Impromptu
21 Dany Ray's Presentation
22 Pat Conways Routine
22 Requirements
22 Preparation
23 Performance
24 CONCLUSION

551 ‘simpossible (unreleased effect originally planned for inclusion in Matching the Cards)
13 'Simpossible
15 Notes

555 Yet Another Look at the Okito Box (an additional lesson not included in the original booklet)
1 The El-Gee Turbover Move
2 An Okito Box Routine (Alistair Dabbs)
2 Requirements
2 Preparation
3 Performance
4 The First Vanish of the 2p
4 The Second Vanish of the 2p
5 The 2p Vanishes Again and Reappears
5 The Final Vanish

The Complete Ganson Teach-In Series by Lewis Ganson
This is number 7 of only 100 copies.
Included is two of the actual photographs used in the original booklets

Beginning in the late 1970’s, Lewis Ganson, one of magic’s most respected writers, produced a series of booklets that featured comprehensive, photo-illustrated instruction in many classic, time-honored effects. Ganson’s Magic Teach-In Series booklets became instant classics, providing both beginning and experienced magicians with step-by-step instruction that featured Ganson’s clear prose along with scores of clear and concise photographs.

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