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Houdini’s Birth: 1986 Blurb Incorrectly Corrects Me

By Tom Interval For those who know anything about Harry Houdini, the stats of his birth are not controversial. The master showman and mystifier was born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary, on March 24, 1874. After he and his family … Continue reading

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Harry Blackstone Jr. Died 19 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval In memory of Harry Blackstone Jr., who died on this day 19 years ago, I’m posting this photo again.  I met him in Pittsburgh on June 4, 1981, when my father, Jerry Interval, a professional photographer, was … Continue reading

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Harry Blackstone Jr. Born 79 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval You’d think only one entertainer at a time could bill himself as “America’s foremost magician,” but that didn’t seem to phase some early to mid 20th-century performers, such as Ralph Richards, Anton Zamloch, Bob Haskell, McDonald Birch, … Continue reading

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