Reid, Bernard, 1941-

Jon Zealando : a magical legend / Bernard Reid. - iv 194, pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references.

"No magician in twentieth century New Zealand became as well known and iconic as Jon Zealando. Other New Zealand magicians had migrated overseas to pursue and advance their careers, and succeeded, but Jon concentrated on the market within his home country and apart from carving out a highly successful career over a fifty year period, established himself as a household name. Multi-faceted, Jon is a magician, an artist, a musician, a singer a fakir, an actor and a relentless campaigner against fraud. His press campaign virtually put an end to the highly touted tours to the Philippines of sick New Zealanders seeking cures from "psychic surgeons." Likewise, he exposed Uri Geller for what he was, a stage magician claiming psychic powers. Jon's career is a story of persistence, dedication, obsession, set-backs and triumphs with a mix of grief and pain. Herewith..."--

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Zealando, Jon, 1939-

Magicians--New Zealand--Biography.