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Vaudeville magician Harry Blackstone (a.k.a. 'The Great Blackstone') designed some of the most famous illusions of all time, including the 'sawing a woman in half' trick.
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Magician, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In a career that began in vaudeville in 1904 and continued in television in the 1960s, he enjoyed his greatest success touring with a full evening magic show (1920??50). Although he featured elaborate ??effects?? magic - a floating lightball, a vanishing birdcage - he was also adept at sleight-of hand and card tricks, all abetted by his distinguished looks and bearing.
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