Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Theodore S. Blakesley

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Theodore S. Blakesley

Cover of Sphinx (July 1916)
DiedJuly of 1943
Theodore S. Blakesley M.D. (?-1942) was an amateur magician in Kansas City who applied the natural sciences to produce magical effects in electricity, light and acoustics.


He created version of The Talking Teakettle, the Talking Skull, the Floating Ball, and the Transformation of a Wax Figure to a Living Woman. He was a friend of David Abbott.

With the assistance of his wife, they performed telepathic and spiritualistic phenomenon producing seeming supernatural effects.[1]

He was a charter member and the first president of the Robert Houdin Club formed in 1911.


  1. Sphinx (July 1916)