Johnny's fame and popularity spread beyond North America. (ABOVE) Harry Stanley's THE GEN, edited by the well-known author of multiple magical volumes Lewis Ganson, was a brilliant British magical periodical that alas is no more. It was launched just after WWII and ran for approximately 26 years. Digital copies, fortunately, are still available from

Our thanks to Chris Wasshuber of for permission to reprint THE GEN (article above and cover photo on page 34).

Scans of THE GEN (above and previous page) courtesy Joseph Giordmaine.