Mon, 18 June 2012
Blackstone was perhaps the most famous magician of the World War II era. His extravagant stage show was legendary, and his career spawned both a comic book and a radio show.
John, you're into OTR, magic,and softball? Gotta get you into treasure hunting and you'll be perfect, like me! Love that you've met Walter Gibson, one of those rare people who did more in one lifetime than most people could do in a dozen. What an honor for you! I'm jealous!
Thanks for sharing this. I share your passions for Magic, Senior Softball, and Radio Theater. I had the honor to be taught some magic by Walter Gibson a long time ago and have been a devoted follower of The Shadow, his biography of Houdini, and other writings ever since. It still amazes me that a magic radio show is even possible! My son is a member of the Colonial Radio Theater and they continue to produce excellent old-style radio shows - I will ask them if they have tried a magic show.