Small advertisement for John Calvert on tour in his farewell performance of Magicarama.
John Calvert (1911-2013) was an American magician who performed on stage (including Broadway) for eight decades, a film actor who appeared in numerous movies, and a personal friend of the Monticups.We had the pleasure of hosting John at our home several times between 1988 and 2008, and got to listen for hours to his stories of his daredevil adventures.
From the mid-1940s through the late 1950s, he performed in approximately forty films, including starring roles in three Film Classic releases, in which he portrayed a debonair detective known as “The Falcon”.He also traveled his stage show around the world, transporting his cast and all his equipment in a private plane he piloted himself.For many years, he lived on his own yacht, sailing all over the world and acting as his own captain.He was docked in Florida during Hurrican Katrina, and though he was 94 years old, he was able to secure his own boat- and the boats of his neighbors!
If you've never read it, William Rauscher's book John Calvert: Magic and Adventures Around the World is a wild story!
In 1995, 84-year-old John Calvert performed his WONDERAMA show for the last time.This is his publicity postcard promoting that show.
CONDITION: very good.No bends or dings, but there is minor foxing on the back.Size is about 5" x 7".