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 Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit
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