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Harry Blackstone Sr.

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Harry Blackstone (September 27, 1885 - November 16, 1965) was born Harry Boughton, of Jewish parents and was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a magician in his teens and was popular through World War II as a USO entertainer. He was often billed as The Great Blackstone. His son Harry Blackstone, Jr. also became a magician.

Blackstone and Percy Abbott formed the Blackstone Magic Company in 1928, but it only lasted a little over a year.


Blackstone, the Magic Detective was a 15-minute radio series which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 1948 until 1950.


Blackstone was used as a character in a series of comic books. "Blackstone, Master Magician" comics started in 1946 and ran for three issues. It was renamed "Blackstone The Magician Detective" which also ran for three issues. There was also in the 1940s the "Pennzoil Presents Blackstone Master Magician", an 8 pages comic book format of trick instructions.


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