Today is Harry Blackstone Jr.’s Birthday

By Tom Interval

Harry Blackstone, Jr. at TPC Communications, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, June 4, 1981. Photo by Jerry Interval. Copyright 2018 Tom Interval

Harry Blackstone Jr. at TPC Communications, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1981. Photo by Jerry Interval (copyright 2018 Tom Interval).

Eighty-four years ago today, classic illusionist Harry Blackstone Jr. was born in Three Rivers, Michigan. Harry, the son of The Great Blackstone, performed many of the same illusions his father passed down to him but with his own brand of showmanship adorned with an unmatched, full-toned voice that mesmerized his rapt audiences. Sadly, he died in 1997, but his memory saturates the Web. If you don’t know much about him, I highly recommend reading more and watching a video or two of him in action. And if you want, please read my memories of meeting him in 1981. In the mean time, here’s a video of him performing two of his classic pieces of magic I think you’ll enjoy. Happy birthday, Harry!


Copyright 2018 Tom Interval. All rights reserved.

About Interval Magic

Magician Tom Interval, owner of San Diego-based Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and throughout the United States. A member of the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), and Society of American Magicians (SAM), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he performed as a medieval conjurer, trained employees of the magic shop, and promoted the park on several local TV talk shows along the East Coast. As an entertainer, business owner, and former marketing communications professional, Interval understands that the success of any event depends on how satisfied his clients' guests are. Whether it’s a trade show or 50th wedding anniversary, Interval is dedicated to providing his audiences with a highly visual, interactive, mind-boggling magic experience they’ll remember and talk about for years to come. To learn more, please visit
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