Blackstone The Magic Detective

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


40810. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 3, 1948. Program #1. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Ghost That Trapped A Killer". Commercials added locally. Blackstone uses chemistry to create a "ghost" and produce a confession. Blackstone explains "The Match In The Glass" trick. The series may have been broadcast in 1944 instead of or in addition to the dates given for the series. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:24. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

38463. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 10, 1948. Program #2. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "The Reluctant Buzz Saw". Commercials added locally. Blackstone and Rhoda are threatened by two bad guys. Blackstone explains the "Three Coins Worth Thirty Five Cents and Six Glasses In A Row" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

38464. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 17, 1948. Program #3. Mutual net origination, Michelson syndication. "The Emerald In The Fishbowl". Commercials added locally. Blackstone traps a jewel thief who removes the emerald from the bowl without getting his hand wet! Blackstone explains "The Dry Hand" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40811. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 24, 1948. Program #4. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Maharajah's Gold". Commercials added locally. While in India, Blackstone witnesses a swami change sand into gold. Blackstone explains the "Transportation Of Coins" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 11:52. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40812. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 31, 1948. Program #5. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Educated Dummy". Commercials added locally. Voxola, the ventriloquist, accuses Blackstone of stealing his box office receipts. Blackstone explains "The Seven Pile" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:46. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

38366. Blackstone The Magic Detective. November 7, 1948. Program #6. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Riddle Of The Talking Skull". Sponsored by: Blackstone Washers. This program was also used as an audition program. A fellow magician, named Nemo challenges Blackstone to escape from his special cabinet. Blackstone explains the "Mental Spelling Trick." Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 14:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

40813. Blackstone The Magic Detective. November 14, 1948. Program #7. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Whispering Buddha". Commercials added locally. Blackstone tackles a wartime gasoline black market gang. Blackstone explains "The Magic Lie Detector." Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:55. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40814. Blackstone The Magic Detective. November 21, 1948. Program #8. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Organ Murder". Commercials added locally. A man is murdered while playing the organ...put that in your pipe! Blackstone explains "The Vibrating Fork" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:37. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40815. Blackstone The Magic Detective. November 28, 1948. Program #9. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Ghost That Wasn't". Commercials added locally. A haunted house with a stopped grandfather's clock! Blackstone explains the "Balancing Bottles and A Dollar Bill" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:47. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40816. Blackstone The Magic Detective. December 5, 1948. Program #10. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Icy Touch". Commercials added locally. Blackstone makes a $50,000 coin disappear...for real! Blackstone explains the "A Dozen Pennies" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:53. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40817. Blackstone The Magic Detective. December 12, 1948. Program #11. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Underwater Death". Commercials added locally. Blackstone escapes from a sealed packing case under fifty feet of water! Blackstone explains the "Throwing Cards Into A Hat" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:45. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40818. Blackstone The Magic Detective. December 19, 1948. Program #12. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Coins Of Confucius". Commercials added locally. Blackstone uses old coins to catch a thief in a museum. Blackstone explains the "Odd Or Even Coins" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:52. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40819. Blackstone The Magic Detective. December 26, 1948. Program #13. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Murder On Stage". Commercials added locally. An insane assistant nearly drowns Blackstone, and then strangles Blackstone's assistant Rhoda! Blackstone explains the "Table Knife and A Deck Of Cards" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:50. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40820. Blackstone The Magic Detective. January 2, 1949. Program #14. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Midway Robberies". Commercials added locally. A carnival fortune teller is suspected of crime, but always has an alibi. Blackstone explains the "Match and Handkerchief" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 13:02. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40821. Blackstone The Magic Detective. January 9, 1949. Program #15. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Frozen Lady". Commercials added locally. A phony Swami makes a woman disappear...for real! Blackstone explains the "Two Hats and A Deck Of Cards" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:48. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40822. Blackstone The Magic Detective. January 16, 1949. Program #16. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Hooded Rider". Commercials added locally. Blackstone is shot with real bullets...and isn't even scratched! Blackstone explains the "Knot In A Handkerchief" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Arnold Stang, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:25. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40823. Blackstone The Magic Detective. January 23, 1949. Program #17. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Phantom Intermezzo". Commercials added locally. A Japanese medium can bring back an accordion-playing ghost from the spirit world! Blackstone explains the "Selecting One Out Of Three In A Hat" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:53. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40824. Blackstone The Magic Detective. January 30, 1949. Program #18. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Vanishing Pearls". Commercials added locally. Blackstone is not only able to pull fish out of thin air...but can use them to find missing pearls! Blackstone explains the "Ice Cube On A String" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (announcer), Nancy Webb (announcer). 13:12. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40825. Blackstone The Magic Detective. February 6, 1949. Program #19. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Curse Of Yogi". Commercials added locally. A bank teller complains of being given money that does not belong to him! Blackstone explains the "Cigarette Floats In A Bottle" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:43. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40826. Blackstone The Magic Detective. February 13, 1949. Program #20. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Coin Of Cleopatra". Commercials added locally. A coin that brings back luck to thieves traps a diamond thief! Blackstone explains "The Magnetic Matches" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:33. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40827. Blackstone The Magic Detective. February 20, 1949. Program #21. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Hand Of Cagliostro". Commercials added locally. A too-real hand and a too-heavy trunk lead Blackstone to a jewel thief. Blackstone explains the "A One Deck, Two Card Location" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 13:12. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40828. Blackstone The Magic Detective. February 27, 1949. Program #22. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Message From Nowhere". Commercials added locally. A child's slate solves the mystery of a kidnaped child and Rhoda's disappearance. Blackstone explains the "Locating Five Different Cigarette Brands In A Hat" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Gale Gordon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 13:11. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40829. Blackstone The Magic Detective. March 6, 1949. Program #23. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Riddle Of The Red Rose". Commercials added locally. How to use a red rose to find a missing safe. Blackstone explains the "Mentally Selected Cards" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Gale Gordon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:58. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40830. Blackstone The Magic Detective. March 13, 1949. Program #24. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Aztec Fire God". Commercials added locally. Blackstone ignites a Mexican deity...with an egg! Blackstone explains the "Mental Telepathy" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 13:00. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40831. Blackstone The Magic Detective. March 20, 1949. Program #25. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Missing Palmist". Commercials added locally. Blackstone catches a hypnotist trying to steal $10,000 at a carnival. Blackstone explains the "Coin and Handkerchief" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Gale Gordon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 13:06. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40832. Blackstone The Magic Detective. March 27, 1949. Program #26. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Ladder Of Wealth". Commercials added locally. Multiplying coins bring out the "Tory Treasure" and a murderer! Blackstone explains the "Nickel, Quarter and Penny" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 13:03. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

194. Blackstone The Magic Detective. April 3, 1949. Program #27. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Locked Book". Commercials added locally. After the story, Blackstone explains the "Anti-Gravity" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

24564. Blackstone The Magic Detective. April 10, 1949. Program #28. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Deathless Shot". Commercials added locally. Blackstone recovers an opera-singer's jewels by getting shot with bullets that cannot harm him. Blackstone explains "The Turnover Bill" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2005. Blackstone The Magic Detective. April 17, 1949. Program #29. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Riddle Of The Other Eight Ball". Commercials added locally. A hollow eight ball filled with stolen diamonds helps Blackstone catch a thief. Blackstone explains "The Disappearing Half" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2009. Blackstone The Magic Detective. April 24, 1949. Program #30. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Cellini Statuette". Commercials added locally. A valuable statuette disappears in a puff of smoke. Blackstone explains the "Balancing An Egg" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2003. Blackstone The Magic Detective. May 1, 1949. Program #31. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Curse Of Kali". Commercials added locally. Thugs threaten the eleven old Rajah of India. Blackstone and Rhoda lend assistance. Blackstone explains the "Dollar Bill Serial Number" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2006. Blackstone The Magic Detective. May 8, 1949. Program #32. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Footsteps In The Night". Commercials added locally. Blackstone solves the mystery of a haunted house. Blackstone explains the "Spectator Names Card" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2008. Blackstone The Magic Detective. May 15, 1949. Program #33. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Voodoo Treasure". Commercials added locally. Shark Island has several mysterious inhabitants, including two ghosts. Blackstone explains "The Walking Hairpin" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2004. Blackstone The Magic Detective. May 22, 1949. Program #34. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Four Keys To Crime". Commercials added locally. A magic box catches a thief. Blackstone explains the "A Bottle, Match and Coin" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2011. Blackstone The Magic Detective. May 29, 1949. Program #35. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Knife From The Dark". Sponsored by: Commercials added locally.. Murders happen during the vaudeville knife throwing act. Blackstone explains the "Two Thieves and Five Sheep" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2010. Blackstone The Magic Detective. June 5, 1949. Program #36. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Death In The Crystal". Commercials added locally. A phony fortune teller predicts death for Blackstone and nearly makes his prediction come true. Blackstone explains the "Cut and Restored String" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

40833. Blackstone The Magic Detective. June 12, 1949. Program #37. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Hindu Sword Cabinet". Commercials added locally. The famous magician's prop is used to trap a phony spiritualist. Blackstone explains "The Whispering Queen" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Gale Gordon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:27. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40834. Blackstone The Magic Detective. June 19, 1949. Program #38. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Face Of Death". Commercials added locally. An old man with a fortune in rubies is being driven crazy by seeing strange faces in the mirror! Blackstone explains the "Diving A Match pack" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:20. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40835. Blackstone The Magic Detective. June 26, 1949. Program #39. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Voice From The Void". Commercials added locally. The assistant to the dead magician Vardini is trapped into a confession by the voice of Vardini's "ghost." Blackstone explains "The Prediction Of Three Equal Piles" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Don Hancock (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40836. Blackstone The Magic Detective. July 3, 1949. Program #40. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Bird Of Doom". Commercials added locally. "Chirpo" the magic canary, helps Blackstone catch a killer! Blackstone explains "The Rising Cigarette" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:29. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40837. Blackstone The Magic Detective. July 10, 1949. Program #41. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Phantom Detective". Commercials added locally. Blackstone uses "Flippo" the rabbit to capture a Nazi saboteur! Blackstone explains the "A Glass, A Coin and A Dollar Bill" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:14. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40838. Blackstone The Magic Detective. July 17, 1949. Program #42. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Riddle Of The Seven Zombies". Commercials added locally. How Blackstone used a "magic" drum to conquer the "living dead." Blackstone explains the "Match Box Anti-Gravity" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 11:53. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40839. Blackstone The Magic Detective. July 24, 1949. Program #43. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Crime In The Stars". Commercials added locally. Is astrologer "Madame Stella" involved with a crime ring? Blackstone explains "The Ghost Trick." Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:36. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40840. Blackstone The Magic Detective. July 31, 1949. Program #44. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Devil's Cauldron". Commercials added locally. Rhoda is inspired by Pele, the volcano goddess, and places her hand in molten metal! Blackstone explains the "Picking Up Seven Matches With One" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:17. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40841. Blackstone The Magic Detective. August 7, 1949. Program #45. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Ghost In The Crypt". Commercials added locally. Blackstone catches the ghost in the cellar of a haunted house. Blackstone explains the "Two Fists and Hypnotism" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:45. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40842. Blackstone The Magic Detective. August 14, 1949. Program #46. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Accusing Corpse". Commercials added locally. A dead body rises from her coffin and points to her killer! Blackstone explains "The Riddle Of The Three Jacks." Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:26. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

2002. Blackstone The Magic Detective. August 21, 1949. Program #47. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Death Defying Death". Commercials added locally. A high-dive performer at the circus is mysteriously killed, Blackstone investigates and explains the "Balancing A Glass On A Dollar Bill" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

2007. Blackstone The Magic Detective. August 28, 1949. Program #48. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Criminal Who Caught Himself". Commercials added locally. A German scientist in America is plagued by a Nazi saboteur. Blackstone explains "The Disappearing Dime" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

40843. Blackstone The Magic Detective. September 11, 1949. Program #50. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "Crimes On A Merry-Go-Round". Commercials added locally. The brass rings on a merry-go-round are the clues to a narcotics ring. Blackstone explains the "Gravity Defied" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:15. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40844. Blackstone The Magic Detective. September 18, 1949. Program #51. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Magic Writing". Commercials added locally. A blackmail gang comes up with some ingenious embarrassing letters. Blackstone explains the "Mind Over Matter With A Match" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:05. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40845. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 9, 1949. Program #54. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Mark Of Crime". Commercials added locally. An Egyptian coin that wards off thieves saves a coin collection. Blackstone explains the "Card Selection In A Handkerchief" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Gale Gordon, Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:01. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40846. Blackstone The Magic Detective. October 16, 1949. Program #55. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Creeping Death". Commercials added locally. One of Blackstone's friends dies from a heart attack shortly after an EKG shows him to be in excellent health! Blackstone explains the "Floating Lump Of Sugar" trick. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:35. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

40847. Blackstone The Magic Detective. March 26, 1950. Program #78. Mutual net origination, syndicated. "The Gory Goldfish". Commercials added locally. A professor asks Blackstone's help in solving a case of cannibalism! Blackstone explains "The Half Dollar Trick." The last show of the series. Edwin Jerome, Fran Carlon, Alan Kent (announcer), Walter Gibson (writer), Nancy Webb (writer). 12:42. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 53 programs.