|Flourished||1930s - 1950s|
Although he did a vaudeville act, he had a greater success performing in Moose Lodges and Elks Clubs in the small towns of California, Oregon and Washington State.
A friend of Charlie Miller, he was considered a top sleight of hand experts. Hamblen performed in many movies in the 1930's where they needed close-ups of hands in gambling or magic scenes. He also taught magic to many Hollywood actors including Orson Welles, Chester Morris and Charlie Chaplin.
He eventually married and settled into a secluded home on the McKenzie River in Southern Oregon. He worked the rest of his life in private clubs. 
- PSEUDO MEMORY ACT Genii 1981 May
- Card Trick Inspired Genii 1940 August
- E.S.P. in Flames, Magicana Genii 1969 April
- Trick of the Month Club Series No. 2, No. 04: Cards That Change Their Coats (Oct. 1932)