Harry Blackstone-"Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks And Secrets Of Magic"-1941-Garden City Pub-5 1/2" X 7 1/2"-265 pages-photos-illustrations-hardcover book-Signed By Author.Harry Blackstone (September 27, 1885 - November 16, 1965) was a famed magician. Blackstone was born Harry Bouton, and was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a magician in his teens and was popular through World War II as a USO entertainer. He was often billed as The Great Blackstone. His son Harry Blackstone, Jr. also became a magician.
Blackstone spent the last years of his life performing at The Magic Castle, a magical attraction in Hollywood, California. He died in November 1965 at the age of 80. He was interred close to his former home in Colon, Michigan where the main street was renamed Blackstone Avenue in his honor.
Books carrying Harry Blackstone's byline were ghostwritten for him by his friend, Walter B. Gibson, who also created, in 1941, the comic book Blackstone the Magician Detective and the 1948-49 radio series, Blackstone, the Magic Detective.The book has been autographed on the title page by Harry Blackstone in faded blue fountain pen.........BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN NICE CONDITION.SPINE IS LOOSE AND COVERS HAVE WEAR..........