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Third world tour, famous Australian illusionist! The Great Levante : £1000 steel trunk mystery! : weird unique thrilling
Bib ID 3033527
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
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Printer Burnley, Lancashire : Central Printing Co. (Chas Sowden) Ltd Offset Litho & Letterpress Printers
Description [England] : [Levante], [1954?] 
1 poster : colour illustration ; 224 x 102 cm. 
Summary

A colour offset lithograph poster designed to be displayed on hoardings, which features an illustration of the Great Levante's head floating above a large grey padlocked metal trunk, on which is superimposed a large question mark.

Biography/History

Leslie George "Les" Vante Cole (5 March 1892 - 20 January 1978) was an Australian illusionist, known professionally by the stage name "Levant", "The Great Levante" or "Magician Cole". He was regarded as one of the World's greatest magicians, and is also credited with creating the Impaling illusion. [information from Australian Dictionary of Biography and Wikipedia]. Levante's first world tour commenced in 1927 and lasted 13 years; his second must have been in the 1940s or early 1950s; and his third apparently started in 1954.

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Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Theatre programs for the Great Levante under J.C. Williamson 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, Great, 1892-1978 -- Pictorial works.  |  Magicians -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.
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