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 Zengelfrom Card Mondor, 5 February 1994. Available from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesarchives.]
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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