Next up, rare photos of Johnny kindly provided by his son, Joseph. I am very grateful to Joe for sharing these wonderful visual memories of his Dad and for his very generous comments about this site...
This is to let you know how much I appreciated the remarkable website you have created about Dad. It includes so many of the highlights of his life and his magic. It's indeed a moving tribute that I know would have made him very happy.
Thank you, Joe. I could ask for no greater accolade.
It just remains for me to add that this is still a work in progress and only the first instalment of Joe's photos. Please note that they remain the property of the Giordmaine family and/or their respective copyright holders and may not be reproduced without their permission.
LEFT, formal portrait 1960s.
ABOVE, Johnny performs "hand through pocket" with James Lake & Jack Bateman, 1960s. Photo: Toronto Telegram.
ABOVE, Johnny performs his trademark multiplying clocks, 1960s. Note personalized magic table.
RIGHT, candid snap of Johnny & TV's Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan), 1960s.