By Tom Interval
A birdcage disappears from the hands of The Great Blackstone without a trace. An illuminated light bulb defies gravity without any visible means of support. Facial hair effortlessly falls from the deadly blades of a Gillette razor.
Yes, you read that right. In addition to performing his legendary trademark illusions, Harry Blackstone Sr. practiced a commercial sort of whiskerdry…er…wizardry: He endorsed Gillette razors, blades, and shaving cream!
If you haven’t seen some of these ads from the mid 1930s, check ‘em out.