Same Man - Different Clothes! The Life and Times of The Great Benyon
by James V Reilly
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ISBN Number: 0959789617
Format:
Hardback with dustjacket
Number of Pages:
132
Publication Date:
1992
Publisher:
Magiciana

An edition limited to 500 signed copies, of which this is No 40.

Signed by Evelyn Talma (Doris O'Hagan nee Benyon) and James V Reilly.

Also includes separate Magiciana flyer, a letter from Jim Reilly and a facsimile poster used by Edgar Benyon to advertise his 'Spook Show'.

From the inside front cover:

"The presentation of magic as an entertainment form has always had a popular following and a fascination, no doubt from our desire to escape even for a short time, from the problems of the world. The wave of the stage conjuror's magic wand appeared to fulfil our dreams.

Edgar's story will tell the reader how a young lad achieved his dream and brought pleasure to thousands of people, far from his homeland of New Zealand. In the 1920s through the dark days of the Second World War into the difficult years that followed, Edgar Benyon presented his skills in his own whimsical and inimitable style and carved his own niche in New Zealand's entertainment history. Today he still ranks as our most versatile entertainer."

Condition: Fine in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket has very small crease to top left of cover. Click on image above to see close-up of book condition.

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