ABOVE, at home in his fabulous magic den, late 1950s. Truly a room of enchantment!

RIGHT, Johnny displays an assortment of his favourite close-up effects, 1959. Note polka-dotted hankerchief (they would all magically fall away on his command), and a traditional dove pan. (He always pleased young fans with plenty of rabbits and doves). Can you identify any of the other effects?

LEFT & ABOVE, Johnny on stage at the Seigniory Club, Montebello, Quebec in 1966. How many thousands of feet of coloured ribbon and decks of playing cards did he go through in his lifetime?