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Leslie George Cole, “The Great Levante”

Posted in Actors, Australia, Historical articles, History, Magic, Rivers, Theatre on Friday, 20 November 2015

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This marvellous picture shows the world-famous Australian illusionist ‘Les’ Cole performing one of his most daring stunts as “The Great Levante”, when he jumped into the Yarra River in shackles from head to toe. The image could almost be a contemporary poster announcing the appearance of “The Great Levante” in Melbourne, where he learned his skills as an apprentice to a canny showman.

Les Levante, picture, image, illustration

Les Levante, chained and manacled, hurtles seawards in his spectacular, death-defying act

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