25 min Documentary [Digital Betacam]

Mentalist. Illusionist. Escape Artist. Mandrake was not one magician but many.

Leon Mandrake was a master of reinvention in a world of wonders. This biography resurrects and replays the great Canadian magician who mesmerized North American audiences from the 1930s to the 1980s.

From his beginnings in tawdry nightclubs to the grand stage shows of vaudeville, impresario Mandrake read minds, performed large-scale illusions and sleights of hand. When times changed, so did he, making the transition from the big stage to the small box with his numerous television appearances.

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