In 1953, the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada created a weekly documentary series, specifically for television, called “On the Spot.” It was designed like a short newsreel, only fifteen minutes long, and it was filmed on site with a skeleton crew of three. 

On February 16, 1954, a three-man crew, with Austin Willis positioned as the host, visited Toronto's Hat & Rabbit Club during a regular monthly magic meeting. Many Toronto luminaries were there including, Sid Lorraine, John Giordmaine, and Ross Bertram performing for the television team.

Here is a clip of Ross Bertram presenting one of his signature routines, the Benson Bowl.

Learn more about Ross Bertram.