BlackStone The Magic Detective - OTR


(4.7 stars; 6 reviews)

Blackstone, the Magic Detective was a 15-minute radio series which aired Sunday afternoons at 2:45pm ET on the Mutual Broadcasting System from October 3, 1948 until April 3, 1949. The series, starring Ed Jerome as "the world's greatest living magician," was based on real-life magician Harry Blackstone Sr. Storylines usually opened with Blackstone (Jerome) telling his friends John (Ted Osborne) and Rhoda (Fran Carlon) about an experience from his past, and this mystery story was then dramatized in a flashback. At the end, Blackstone challenged the audience to find a solution to the magical mystery. Each show concluded with Blackstone outlining a trick that listeners could perform for the amusement of their friends. The announcer for the series was Alan Kent, and the background organ music was supplied by Bill Meeder. The scripts were written by Walter B. Gibson, the ghostwriter of Blackstone's books. (Audio files sourced from BlackStone the Magic Detective - Free OTR Shows )


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-01-02 (014) Midway Robberies 13:10
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-01-09 (015) The Frozen Lady 13:01
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-01-16 (016) The Hooded Rider 12:56
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-01-23 (17) The Phantom Intermezzo 13:10
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-01-30 (018) The Vanashing Pearls 13:26
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-02-06 (019) The Curse of the Yogi 13:17
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-02-13 (020) The Coin of Cleopatra 13:53
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-02-20 (021) The Hand of Cagliostro 12:52
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-02-27 (22) The Message from Nowhere 13:17
The Riddle Of The Red Rose 13:13
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-03-20 (025) The Missing Palmist 13:21
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-03-27 (26) The Ladder of Welth 13:22
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-04-10 (028) The Deathless Shots 13:08
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-04-17 (029) The Riddle of the Eight Ball 12:32
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-04-24 (030) The Cellini Statuette 12:48
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-05-01 (31) The Curse of Kali 13:27
Footsteps In The Night 11:54
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-05-15 (033) The Voodoo Treasure 12:42
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-05-22 (034) Four Keys to Crime 12:19
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-05-29 (035) The Knife from the Dark 11:56
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-06-05 (036) Death in the Crystal 12:20
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-06-12 (037) Hindu Sword Cabinet 12:12
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-06-19 (38) Face Of Death 12:16
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-06-26 (039) Voice From The Void 12:05
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-07-03 (040) Bird Of Doom 12:07
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-07-10 (041) Phantom Detective 12:10
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-07-17 (042) Riddle Of The Seven Zombies 12:09
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-07-24 (043) Crime In The Stars 12:10
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-07-31 (044) Devil's Cauldron 12:10
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-08-07 (045) Ghost In The Crypt 12:10
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-08-14 (046) Accusing Corpse 12:13
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-08-21 (047) Death Defying Death 13:00
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-08-28 (048) The Criminal Who Caught Himself 12:35
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-09-04 (49) Vanishing Brooch 12:20
Blackstone The Magic Detective 49-09-11 (50) Crimes On A Merry Go Round 12:08
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-09-18 (051) Magic Writing 11:59
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-10-09 (054) Mark Of Crime 11:47
Blackstone, The Magic Detective - 49-10-16 (055) Creeping Death (end missing) 9:27

Reviews

Love Blackstone!

(5 stars)

I love Blackstone & his magic tricks! I'm a (very) bad amateur, & these are fun to do for the kids at the hospital where I intern. Wish there were more tho!!

truly a great show i luv to hear the old time radio shows

(5 stars)