Question: During the late '50s or early '60s there was a daytime magician show on for kids. The magician's assistant was Nonnie Darnell (I'm not sure about the spelling). I can find no evidence that this person ever existed but I did hear a reference to her on an episode of Night Court. Do you have any idea where I can find some info on her? Thank you. Susan C., Irvington, N.Y.
Televisionary: That was no mere assistant, Susan, that was his wife! Magician Mark Wilson and wife/partner Nani Darnell amazed kids with their Saturday-morning show The Magic Land of Allakazam beginning in 1960. The show ran on CBS for two years and then poof! appeared on ABC for another two. You can catch up on all the couple's latest doings and purchase tapes of the show on their site.