Harry Blackstone Sr.

Quick Facts

Full NameHarry Bouton Blackstone (born Henry Boughton)
Date of BirthSeptember 27, 1885
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of DeathNovember 16, 1965
Place of DeathHollywood, California, U.S.
Other NamesHarry Bouton; Harry Bouton Blackstone
ChildrenHarry Blackstone Jr.
Net Worth(will be updated soon)
Notable Achievements– Famed stage magician and illusionist of the 20th century
– Popular as a USO entertainer during World War II
– Often billed as The Great Blackstone
Performance Style– Modeled after courtly and elegant magicians like Howard Thurston and Harry Kellar
– Customarily wore white tie and tails during performances
– Traveled with large illusions and a sizable cast of uniformed male and female assistants
Notable Illusions– Kellar Levitation (The Dream of Princess Karnac)
– Sawing a woman in half
– Vanishing birdcage
– The Enchanted Garden
– The Floating Light Bulb
Notable Residence– Lived on an island he called Blackstone Island near Colon, Michigan
– Briefly co-owned the Blackstone Magic Company in Colon, Michigan, with Percy Abbott
– Blackstone Island was known for its association with magic, and Percy Abbott later restarted his own magic manufacturing business there as Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company

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