Mystery-trick show (1948-49)
Blackstone, the Magician was based on the real-life magician Harry Blackstone. The old time radio mystery show stars Ed Jerome as Blackstone aka "the world's greatest living magician," plus Ted Osborne his John and Fran Carlon as Rhoda.
Each show begins with John finding an object in Blackstone's magic studio—from a chainsaw to a talking skull to a fishbowl. Much like the Orson Welles radio show Black Museum, the object prompts a vivid story of mystery. Blackstone and Rhoda reminisce to their friend John about their tales of adventure and how magic saved the day.
Get your pens and papers ready because at the end of each episode, Blackstone shares the secrets one of his special magic tricks to impress your friends.
The announcer for Blackstone, the Magician was Alan Kent, and Bill Meeder supplied the dramatic organ rifts. Walter Gibson wrote for the series.
"I hope you all enjoyed that trick. And now this is Blackstone saying Good Magic and Good Bye."
For more magic shows, please see: Mandrake the Magician, Chandu the Magician, Magic Collection, and Dunninger the Mentalist.