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COLE, Lesley G. (Les LEVANTE) (1892-1978)

[MAGIC] The Great Levante, the world famed Australian illusionist and his all star variety company. Opera House, Buxton … Programme.

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Buxton, UK : Buxton Opera House, [late 1930s]. Octavo bifolium, 210 x 130 mm, [4] pp, with portrait of the magician to front, centre pages with programme for the nightly entertainment at the Buxton Opera House for a short season (“Whit-Monday and a week”) during Levante’s first tour of England, featuring The Austral Trio among other support acts, and headlined by The Great Levante; rear page with cinema advertisement; light corner creasing, else very good condition.

Australian illusionist Leslie George “Les” Vante Cole, known professionally by the stage names “Levant”, “Levante”, “The Great Levante” and Magician Cole (1892-1978), was regarded as one of the greatest magicians in the world and “Australia’s most famous magician”.

For a good overview of his career and achievements, see the article by Levante’s biographer Kent Blackmore published on the Magic in Sydney website