From the moment Johnny Hart won the very first Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Competition in 1961 his career took off on a rapid upward path which never slowed down.
Harry Stanley became his mentor and manager, and although Johnny was a young man, still in his teens, his natural skills were honed, harmonised and finely tuned, so that he could perform faultlessly with an air of exceptional professionalism.
It was not long before Johnny Hart was in demand to appear on stage in variety shows and summer seasons, supporting some of the biggest names in show business. In between British engagements, Johnny carved a name for himself all over the world, including Las Vegas, where, for a one-year season he entertained at the Dunes, followed later by another extended period at the MGM Grand in Reno, Nevada.
Johnny also became a regular television celebrity, appearing on Sunday Night at the London Palladium and in America he was televised many times on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Johnny’s massive popularity constantly kept him in demand, and he remained at the peak of his career for over thirty astonishing years. This book reveals how a modest college student from Preston, via a path of dogged determination, energy and unbounded talent, became one of the greatest British-born international magicians there has ever been. This book will be a magnificent addition to any magician’s library and will provide an insight into Johnny Hart’s fabulous career.
This long awaited book, a fascinating biography from start to finish, entertainingly reveals the life and magical achievements of the International magician – JOHNNY HART – a true ‘Super-Star of Magic’.
Inside these pages you will read all about his amazing journey to becoming a true overnight success.