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Blackstone Magic Detective

Blackstone the Magic Detective was a mystery-detective series broadcast from 1948 to 1949 on WOR-Mutual. The show starred Ed Jerome as Harry Blackstone dubbed, "the world's greatest living magician." Ted Osborne and Fran Carlon played Blackstone's friends John and Rhoda.

A typical Blackstone show often opens with Blackstone's recollection of one of his mystery cases. John and Rhoda act as sidekicks, posing questions for Blackstone to answer. The show often ends with Blackstone's performance and elaboration of his tricks.

There are 52 shows in our collection! Date Aired
The Ghost That Trapped a Killer October 3, 1948
The Reluctant Buzzsaw October 10, 1948
The Emerald in the Fishbowl October 17, 1948
Maharaja's Gold October 24, 1948
Ghost That Wasn't November 28, 1948
Organ Murder November 21, 1948
Underwater Death December 12, 1948
The Icy Touch December 5, 1948
Whispering Bhudah November 14, 1948
Murder on Stage December 26, 1948
Coins of Confucius December 19, 1948
Riddle of the Talking Skull November 7, 1948
Educated Dummy October 31, 1948
Deathless Shot April 10, 1949
The Riddle of the Other Eight Ball April 17, 1949
The Curse of Kali May 1, 1949
Shark Island Story May 8, 1949
Death in the Crystal June 5, 1949
Hindu Sword Cabinet June 12, 1949
Face of Death June 19, 1949
Voice from the Void June 26, 1949
Ghost in the Crypt August 7, 1949
Accusing Corpse August 14, 1949
Vanishing Brooch September 4, 1949
Crimes on a Merry-Go-Round September 11, 1949

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