Take a glance at what magic looked like 81 years ago in the first-ever issue of Genii Magazine

December 27, 2017

GeniiOnline’s goal is simple: to be the online home for magic and deception for professional magicians, amateurs, and anyone who still enjoys being amazed. To that end, we will be writing about and reporting on the history of where magic has been as well as where the art is headed. Our aim is to blaze our own trail, to find new ways of covering this storied, secretive, and highly-entertaining practice.

We also hope to honor our print predecessor: Genii Magazine, the longest-running resource for magicians and magic fans in the world. September 2017 marks the 81st anniversary of Genii Magazine’s existence, and while we will be running select features from back issues of the magazine throughout the coming months, we wanted to do something special for our own September launch.

And so we have combed through our archives and uploaded the very first issue of Genii Magazine, circa September 1936. All 36 pages are available to read in their entirety, right here on GeniiOnline. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the past, and join us as we look toward the future.