Mentalist. Illusionist. Escape Artist. Mandrake was not one magician but many. Who was the real Leon Mandrake? This biography draws back the curtain once more for the great magician who mesmerized North American audiences for over 60 years. The embodiment of his comic book double, Leon transformed himself as showbiz changed. From the carnivals and speakeasys to vaudeville, swanky night clubs and grand stages, and finally, to the television screen- Mandrake was a magician for all times.