Film of Les Levante’s straitjacket escape, Malvern, 1938 I.B.M. British Ring convention
The International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring held their 8th Annual Convention at Malvern in 1938. On Friday 24 June the Davenport family took a 16mm colour film of Les Levante escaping from a straitjacket whilst suspended from the roof of the Festival Theatre. This stunt was arranged to provide publicity for the convention’s public magic show.