Sunday, August 18, 2013

When Blackstone, Houdini, and Thurston shared a stage

This Blackstone playbill was recently snatched up on eBay for a Buy It Now of $69.99. Notice the reference to a seance in which Blackstone would attempt to contact Houdini and Thurston. As this was a proper midnight Spook Show, I'm sure manifestations occurred, and I would love to know how Blackstone interacted with his two "Dead Friends" in magic.

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You can read about the history of Spook Shows at Doctor Screams Spook Show Revival. There is also a book about the phenomena called Ghostmasters by Mark Walker.

1 comment:

  1. $69.99.??? OMG! Somebody sure got the deal of a lifetime! Man, I wish I had seen that! I'd have bought it in a heartbeat! And I sure would like to read what happened at Blackstone's Spook Show. I bet it was awesome!!

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