Card Mondor

Card Mondor (1922-2001) was an Australian magician and stage performer. He gained fame as a performer in the United States, most notably for entertaining troops during World War II. [http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-pa-HTTP%253A%252F%252FWWW.SLV.VIC.GOV.AU%252FALMA%252F0%252F0%252F0%252FDOC%252FAL000421.SHTML PictureAustralia] : Card Mondor. URL accessed 28 October 2006.] In the 1940s and 1950s, he was involved in exploitation films, at one time working for Kroger Babb, presenting his film "Mom and Dad" and eventually securing the rights to distribute the film in Australia and New Zealand. [A Letter to Michael Zengel from Card Mondor, 5 February 1994. Available from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences archives.]

In his later years, Mondor was in charge of Aladdin's Magic Shop, in Melbourne, Australia and wrote an autobiography, "Dreams, Schemes, Nightmares and Illusion" prior to his death in 2001.

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