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Harry Blackstone, Jr.

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Harry Blackstone, Jr.

Cover of Genii (1997)
BornHarry Bouton Blackstone, Jr.
June 30, 1934
Three Rivers, Michigan
DiedMay 14, 1997 (age 62)
Resting placeLakeside Cemetery, Colon Michigan

Harry Blackstone, Jr. (June 30, 1934 – May 14, 1997) was an American stage magician, author, and television performer.


Blackstone was born in Three Rivers, Michigan, the son of noted stage magician Harry Blackstone, Sr., also known as "The Great Blackstone".

He received the Magician of the Year Award in 1979 and in 1985. He appeared as a guest on many TV shows including: "The Tonight Show", "Donahue", "The Today Show", and "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show'. His performances were also a regular feature in the "Square One Television" series on PBS.



Cover of Genii (1972)
  • 1/5/1976 = TV show "Merv Griffin Show"
  • 1/16-17/1976 = Playboy Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
  • 2/21/1976 = CalTech's Beckman Auditorium
  • 3/12/1976 = San Bernardino County chapter of National Kidney Foundation Dinner-Dance, El Rancho Verde Country Club, Rialto, CA
  • 4/15/1976 = TV show "A.M. New York" on ABC affiliate in NYC
  • 5/1/1976 = TV special "Magic Magic Magic", filmed in Paris
  • 5/13-26/1976 = Opens at Nugget Casino, Reno, NV (closing date uncertain)
  • 5/28/1976 = TV talk show "Dinah"
  • 6/23 - 7/4/1976 = Oklahoma City Lincoln County Playhouse, OK
  • 7/6-11/1976 = Playboy Resort, Lake Geneva, WI
  • 7/15/1976 = TV show "Mike Douglas Show"
  • 8/3/1976 = TV show "Merv Griffin"
  • 8/10-15/1976 = Mangam's Chateau (nightclub) Lyons, IL (suburb of Chicago)
  • 8/17/1976 = TV show "Merv Griffin"
  • 9/2/1976 = Houston TX Music Hall in association with TAOM convention
  • 9/4/1976 = guest on premier episode of "The Magic Shop", hosted by Don Lawton (L.A. market)
  • 9/7-18/1976 = Playboy Club, NYC
  • 9/24/1976 = Boston a.m. TV show "Good Day"
  • 10/8/1976 = consulted on "The Great Houdinis" ABC TV show, broadcast today
  • 11/1976 = releases book: _There's One Born Every Minute_
  • 12/2/1976 = Moore Junior High School, Redlands CA (his children went there)
  • 12/15/1976 = TV show "Mike Douglas" (repeat of 7/15/1976?)


  • The Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion (1995)


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  • The New Tops, Vol. 3, No. 9, September 1963, COVER PORTRAIT ... Harry Blackstone Jr., World's Second Greatest Magician by 'Monk' Watson, page 4
  • Cover Genii 1972 September
  • Cover Genii 1979 April
  • Cover Genii 1997 June
  • M-U-M, Vol. 69, No. 7, December 1979, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Magician of the Month by John U Zweers, page 9, ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON HARRY BLACKSTONE, JR. by Roy A. Snyder, page 10
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 77, No. 7 July 1997, THE BLACKSTONE LEGACY A Personal Remembrance by Phil Willmarth, page 45, MEMOIRS OF A MAGICIAN'S GHOST by John Booth, THE FINAL CURTAIN SADLY CLOSES ON HARRY BLACKSTONE, JR., page 49
  • M-U-M, Vol. 87, No. 2, July 1997, A Broken Wand for Harry Blackstone, Jr. by David R. Goodsell, page 13, HARRY BLACKSTONE, JR. 1934–1997, page 32, Eulogy to Harry Blackstone, First Congregational Church, Redlands, California by Rich Block, May 18,1997, page 33