National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
[The Great Levante [picture] : collection of posters, photographs]
Bib ID 1699582
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Online Versions
Description [S.l. : s.n., between 1934 and 1960] 
8 pieces : ill., ports (1 col.) ; 23 - 94 cm. 
Full contents
  • Levante : the famous Australian illusionist
  • The Great Levante : master of all modern magic and his revue mysterious "How's tricks"
  • [Agreement between Bradford Alhambra Ltd and The Great Levante, dated 7th October 1957]
  • [Two photographs of an elderly Levante with three female assistants]
  • [Portrait of Esme Levante, his daughter and magician]
  • The Great Levante : who is on a world tour : Les G. Cole presents the famous Australian illusionist
 
Notes

Australian illusionist, Leslie 'Les' George Vante Cole (1892-1978) used a number of stage names and is billed variously as Les G .Cole, Levant, Levante, The Great Levant and Magician Cole.

One of the original variety posters of Les Levante at work...filled with clever detail, such as “Les G .Cole presents..." where Levante uses his real name to present himself... At the top of the poster is the insignia of The Macnaghten Vaudeville Circuit, rampart lion holding a star. - Karl Levett, Posters 2010

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-146763952

Related Material Theatre programs for the Great Levante under J.C. Williamson and main sequence held in the PROMPT collection available through Petherick Reading Room ; biographical file [Levante, the Great] available through the Newspaper and Microcopy Reading Room. 
Subjects Levante, Esme -- Portraits.  |  Levante, Great, 1892-1978 -- Pictorial works.  |  Magicians -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
PIC Poster Drawer 161
Copy: N copy
Special Collections Reading Room

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. All users of the catalogue should also be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written.