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Harry Blackstone Sr., a spectacular showman, produced some of the most colorful and collectible souvenir progams in the history of magic [above].

 

"Blackstone's Tricks and Entertainments", (1929) [shown closed at left] contained the parlor diversions and entertainments common in such "pitch books".

 

Blackstone also wrote a serious treastise on card effects and stage magic, "Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic" (1929), shown [at left] open to the page illustrating "The Disappearing Elephant".

 

Even Blackstone's larger-than-life letterhead [left] was in style with his reputation.