American Academy of Dramatic Arts
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a two-year performing arts conservatory, with two locations: 120 Madison Avenue, at 1336 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. The Academy offers an associate degree in occupational studies, teaches drama and related arts in the areas of theater and television. Students have the opportunity to audition for the third-year theater company. Students can transfer completed credits to a 4-year college or university to finish a bachelor's degree if they choose. Many well-known stars, from the past and the present, made their start at the academy; the academy's page-long mission statement ends with: "The goal of The Academy is to prepare students for acting careers in theatre and film. Our purpose is to provide a practical, post-secondary education that emphasizes the skills needed by an actor in today's competitive environment." The oldest acting school in the English-speaking world, the Academy in New York City was founded in 1884 to train actors for the stage.
Its first home was the original Lyceum Theatre on. In 1963, the school moved to its current home, a landmark building designed by the American Renaissance architect Stanford White for the Colony Club. In 1974, the Academy opened another campus in Pasadena, which made it the only professional actor training school in both major centers of American entertainment; the Los Angeles campus moved from Pasadena to Hollywood in 2001 in a new building next to the site of the former studios of Charlie Chaplin. The Academy remains dedicated to training professional actors, it offers a two-year program. Auditions are held at the end of the second year for the third year company; as well as training for the theatre, it now offers courses in film and television, providing a structured, professionally-oriented program that stresses self-discovery, self-discipline and individuality. Students who graduate in New York receive an Associate of Occupational Studies degree. Students from New York and Los Angeles can get a Bachelor of Arts degree from selected universities.
Numerous students of the Academy have gone on to distinguished careers throughout the entertainment industry, receiving nominations for Tonys and Emmys. The following is a list of notable people who attended the AADA and the year of their graduating class. From their Web site:A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W Z The Academy has many teachers and faculty who have many professional connections and credits. Notable faculty includes: David Dean Bottrell, Karen Hensel, Sandy Martin, Ian Ogilvy, Scott Reiniger. Notes American Academy of Dramatic Arts Home Page
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film and television; the analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. In ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, women's roles were played by men or boys. After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear on stage in England. In modern times in pantomime and some operas, women play the roles of boys or young men. After 1660 in England, when women first started to appear on stage, the terms actor or actress were used interchangeably for female performers, but influenced by the French actrice, actress became the used term for women in theater and film.
The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with -ess added. When referring to groups of performers of both sexes, actors is preferred. Actor is used before the full name of a performer as a gender-specific term. Within the profession, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the post-war period of the 1950 and'60s, when the contributions of women to cultural life in general were being reviewed; when The Observer and The Guardian published their new joint style guide in 2010, it stated "Use for both male and female actors. The guide's authors stated that "actress comes into the same category as authoress, manageress,'lady doctor','male nurse' and similar obsolete terms that date from a time when professions were the preserve of one sex.". "As Whoopi Goldberg put it in an interview with the paper:'An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor – I can play anything.'" The UK performers' union Equity has no policy on the use of "actor" or "actress". An Equity spokesperson said that the union does not believe that there is a consensus on the matter and stated that the "...subject divides the profession".
In 2009, the Los Angeles Times stated that "Actress" remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients. With regard to the cinema of the United States, the gender-neutral term "player" was common in film in the silent film era and the early days of the Motion Picture Production Code, but in the 2000s in a film context, it is deemed archaic. However, "player" remains in use in the theatre incorporated into the name of a theatre group or company, such as the American Players, the East West Players, etc. Actors in improvisational theatre may be referred to as "players". In 2015, Forbes reported that "...just 21 of the 100 top-grossing films of 2014 featured a female lead or co-lead, while only 28.1% of characters in 100 top-grossing films were female...". "In the U. S. there is an "industry-wide in salaries of all scales. On average, white women get paid 78 cents to every dollar a white man makes, while Hispanic women earn 56 cents to a white male's dollar, Black women 64 cents and Native American women just 59 cents to that."
Forbes' analysis of US acting salaries in 2013 determined that the "...men on Forbes' list of top-paid actors for that year made 21/2 times as much money as the top-paid actresses. That means that Hollywood's best-compensated actresses made just 40 cents for every dollar that the best-compensated men made." The first recorded case of a performing actor occurred in 534 BC when the Greek performer Thespis stepped onto the stage at the Theatre Dionysus to become the first known person to speak words as a character in a play or story. Prior to Thespis' act, Grecian stories were only expressed in song, in third person narrative. In honor of Thespis, actors are called Thespians; the male actors in the theatre of ancient Greece performed in three types of drama: tragedy and the satyr play. Western theatre developed and expanded under the Romans; the theatre of ancient Rome was a thriving and diverse art form, ranging from festival performances of street theatre, nude dancing, acrobatics, to the staging of situation comedies, to high-style, verbally elaborate tragedies.
As the Western Roman Empire fell into decay through the 4th and 5th centuries, the seat of Roman power shifted to Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire. Records show that mime, scenes or recitations from tragedies and comedies and other entertainments were popular. From the 5th century, Western Europe was plunged into a period of general disorder. Small nomadic bands of actors traveled around Europe throughout the period, performing wherever they could find an audience. Traditionally, actors were not of high status. Early Middle Ages actors were denounced by the Church during the Dark Ages, as they were viewed as dangerous and pagan. In many parts of Europe, traditional beliefs of the region and time period meant actors could not receive a Christian burial. In the Early Middle Ages, churches in Europe began staging dramatized versions of biblical events. By the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread from Russia to Scandinavia
Debbie Ann Rochon is a Canadian actress and former stage performer, best known for her work in independent horror films and counter-culture films. When Rochon was ten years old, her parents were deemed unfit to raise her, she was remanded to foster care. Shuttled from one foster home to the next, Rochon ran away to Vancouver; when she was 14 and homeless, she was violently robbed by a homeless man, who assaulted her with a knife and slashed her upper right arm, leaving Rochon with a large vertical scar. In 1981, after being alerted to an open-casting call by another homeless youth, Rochon was cast as a rock-concert extra in Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. By age 17, she had saved enough money to move to New York City. Rochon worked with off-off Broadway theater companies, performing in over twenty-five stage productions, she garnered her first printed review in Backstage which read: "Debbie Rochon acquitted herself well as the cocaloony bird in Tennessee Williams' The Gnadiges Fraulein."
Rochon focused on the cinema and worked on over two hundred independent features. The Hubcap Awards founder Joe Bob Briggs crowned Rochon as runner-up Best Actress of the year in 1994 for her work on Abducted II: The Reunion. In 1995 she was recognized for her work as the conniving, television producer in Broadcast Bombshells, winning the Barbarella Award, she was a featured guest player on Fox’s New York Undercover. In 2002 Rochon was crowned Scream Queen of the Decade based on reader voting, she received Best Psychette Award 2002 for her work in American Nightmare. She has won over a dozen more awards for her film work. Rochon is best known for her work with Troma Entertainment. First appearing as Edna Purlmutte for the satirical The Troma System, she went on to appear in Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV and episodes of Troma's Edge TV. In November 2006, Troma released Debbie Rochon Confidential featuring unreleased footage from Rochon's years with Troma. In 2003, while working on an unreleased film in Tennessee, Rochon suffered an accident with a prop machete which resulted in the near-severing of the four fingers of her right hand.
After extensive surgery and physical therapy, she has regained limited use of the hand. In 2004, Rochon won MicroCinemaFest's "Best Comedy Actress" award for her work in Dr. Horror's Erotic House of Idiots, she co-hosted the 2005 Village Halloween Parade with Dee Snider. The following year and Snider began broadcasting Fangoria Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio, a weekly talk show of horror movie news and reviews; the show ran from 2006 till 2010. She appears at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors conventions and others. In 2008, Rochon appeared in several new horror ventures, including the Michigan-made film DOG, The Colour from the Dark and Beg, she can be seen in the After Dark-released film Mulberry Street, directed by Jim Mickle, which had a theatrical run as part of the Horrorfest series in 2007. Rochon works for the horror magazines Fangoria"" and. One of Rochon's most critically acclaimed titles is the Italian-made H. P. Lovecraft-based film Colour from the Dark, in which she plays the possessed wife of a farmer in a wartorn area in 1943.
She appeared in a 2009 documentary Pretty Bloody: The Women of Horror. In 2009, Rochon starred as Alice in a sequel to the cult film Slime City, she presented the movie on the Premiere at 2010 Beloit International Film Festival on 18 February 2010. Rochon is featured as a character in the 2008 novel Bad Moon Rising by Jonathan Maberry, she is one of several real-world horror celebrities who are in the fictional town of Pine Deep when monsters attack. Other celebrities include Tom Savini, Jim O'Rear, Brinke Stevens, Ken Foree, Stephen Susco, Joe Bob Briggs, James Gunn, Mem Shannon. Rochon appeared in a new feature film by Killer Hoo Ha, she portrayed Madam Won Ton in the 2011 horror comedy film Won Ton Baby! by James Morgart. Rochon served as a model for the esteemed illustrator Dave Stevens and appears in his final work, a book titled Brush with Passion: The Art and Life of Dave Stevens, she portrayed Eleanor of Aquitaine in Richard the Lionheart: Rebellion. In 2015, she was nominated for a Rondo Hatton Award for her column Diary of the Deb in the Fangoria Magazine.
Breaking Glass Pictures released the feature film "DOLLFACE" in September 2015, in which Rochon stars as a foul-mouthed groundskeeper. She was praised for her performance in "Dollface", which won numerous awards in 2014/2015 including Horror Society's "Best Indie Horror Film of 2014". In 2015, she made her directorial debut with the horror thriller film Model Hunger. Debbie Rochon has appeared on countless film-related magazine covers including: Fangoria Magazine Rue Morgue Magazine The Phantom Of The Movies' Videoscope Magazine Vamperotica Magazine Vampirella Magazine Draculina Magazine Three covers for Femme Fatales Magazine Three covers for Scream Queens Illustrated Magazine Two covers for Sirens Of Cinema Magazine Gotham Magazine Too Square Magazine Three covers for Alternative Cinema Magazine Spice Magazine B-movies Magazine The Dark Side MagazineDebbie has written for numerous genre publications including: Fangoria Magazine her regular column is titled Diary of the Deb The Phantom of the Movies' VIDEOSCOPE magazine Steppin' Out Magazine The Gore Zone Magazine Femme Fatales Magazine Sirens of Cinema Magazine Chiller Theatre Magazine Scars Magazine Masters of Kung Fu MagazineAs well as a regular column in THE JOE BO
Fangoria is an internationally distributed American horror film fan magazine, in publication since 1979. At the height of its popularity in the 1980s and early'90s it was the most prominent horror publication in the world; the magazine was released in an age a burgeoning subculture. Fangoria rose to prominence by running exclusive interviews with horror filmmakers and offering behind-the-scenes photos and stories that were otherwise unavailable to fans in the era before the internet; the magazine would rise to become a force itself in the horror world, hosting its own awards show and hosting numerous horror conventions, producing films, printing its own line of comics. Fangoria began struggling in the 2010s, due to various issues arising from the burgeoning internet, affecting other publications as well, including difficulty in generating enough ad revenue to cover printing costs. Publication became sporadic beginning in fall 2015, the magazine ran through a succession of editors in 2015–2016, culminating with the February 2017 announcement of Ken Hanley's December 2016 departure, after which the magazine ceased publication.
Various sources offered conflicting opinions as to the publication's future. The magazine remained dormant throughout 2017, although the official website remained somewhat active. In February 2018, it was announced that Fangoria had been purchased by a Dallas-based entertainment company, who said that under the editor-in-chief, Phil Nobile Jr. they would bring back the magazine as a print-based quarterly publication. Additionally, Cinestate has branched the franchise out into films and books, releasing Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich as the first "Fangoria Presents" production and Our Lady of the Inferno as the first "Fangoria Presents" novel under a new literary imprint. In October 2018, Cinestate released the first new Fangoria magazine under their ownership, stylized as "Volume 2, Issue 1.". Fangoria was first conceived of in 1978 by Kerry O'Quinn and Norman Jacobs under the name Fantastica as a companion to their science fiction media magazine Starlog. O'Quinn—a magazine publishing mogul who had earlier enjoyed tremendous success publishing soap opera fan magazines—anticipated a groundswell of interest in the fantasy genre, owing to the plans at that time for bringing Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian to the screen.
The first issue was assembled under the editorship of "Joe Bonham", a pseudonym taken from the quadriplegic hero of Dalton Trumbo's pacifist novel Johnny Got His Gun. This was a cover for Rolling Stone contributor and screenwriter Ed Naha and writer Ric Meyers, best known for his encyclopedic Great Martial Arts Movies: From Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan. Shortly after the publishing trade press announced the coming launch of Fantastica, the publishers of a Starlog competitor, Fantastic Films magazine, brought suit on the basis of "unfair trade", contending that its young audience would be confused by the magazine's similar title; the launch of the magazine was delayed by several months. When, in early 1979, the decision was made in favor of the plaintiff, the publishers of Fantastica were without a usable name, a pressing need to get the long-delayed issue to the printers; some quick brainstorming sessions resulted in the name Fangoria, over the objections of Robert "Bob" Martin, hired as editor during the delay.
The first issue went to print July 1979, with a cover date of August. The first issue of Fangoria was designed around the original'fantasy film' concept for the magazine, proved to be a notable publishing failure, as were the next five issues that followed, all continuing with the same conceptual approach. By the time issue four was released and issue six was in preparation, the publisher confided to Martin that the magazine was losing US$20,000 per issue, an amount the small publisher could not sustain for long. Two phenomena allowed Martin to reshape the magazine and bring it back from its low-performing state. First was the immensely positive audience response to one of the articles that appeared in the first issue of Fangoria, an article that celebrated the craft of special makeup effects artist Tom Savini, his wet-looking special effects for the 1978 film Dawn of the Dead. Second was the response to the sense of defeat surrounding the magazine. With its demise all but certain, senior employees and the two owners of the publishing firm withdrew and allowed the untried young editor to take the lead, reshaping the book according to what he believed would work.
The seventh issue, featuring a cover story on Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining, was the first issue of any US magazine to wholly concern itself with horror films produced in the latter part of the 20th century, with no trace of daintiness about its subject matter. It was the first issue of Fangoria to achieve a profit. Subsequent issues would sharpen the focus, but by issue twelve, the formula was well-set, remains unchanged to this date. Martin continued as editor up to 1986, with co-editor David Everitt added in the early 1980s, after leaving Fangoria worked with film director Frank Henenlotter on the screenplays for Frankenhooker and Basket Case 3: The Progeny. Everitt left the magazine shortly after Martin's departure, was replaced by Starlog editor David McDonnell, who handled both magazines for several months befo
Thomas Vincent Savini is an American actor, stunt performer, film director, prosthetic makeup artist. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead and Monkey Shines. Savini directed the 1990 remake of Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead; as an actor and stuntman, he has appeared in films such as Martin, Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk till Dawn, Planet Terror, Django Unchained and Machete Kills. Savini was born in Pittsburgh, is of Italian descent, he was graduated from Central Catholic High School. As a boy, his inspiration was actor Lon Chaney, Sr. and Savini attributes his earliest desires to create makeup effects to Chaney and the film Man of a Thousand Faces. Experimenting with whatever medium he could find, the young Savini practiced creating makeup effects on himself convincing his friends to let him practice his craft on them, he discovered another passion, acting. Combining his makeup applications and homemade costumes, he enjoyed scaring his friends.
Savini attended Point Park University for three years, before enlisting in the United States Army. After his tour in Vietnam, he attended Carnegie-Mellon University, as the first undergraduate to be awarded a full fellowship in the acting and directing program, he appeared in stage productions throughout college and continued on stage long after his tour of duty in Vietnam. Savini served as a combat photographer during the Vietnam War. In a 2002 interview, he told the Pittsburgh Post ``. My job was to shoot images of damage to people. Through my lens, I saw some hideous. To cope with it, I guess. Now, as an artist, I just think of creating the effect within the limitations we have to deal with." He continued to practice with makeup in Vietnam frightening indigenous peasants by appearing to transform into a "monster". Using the lens of his camera, Savini separated himself from the real life horrors of war. Savini said his wartime experiences influenced his eventual style of gory effects: "I hated that when I watched a war movie and someone dies.
Some people die with one eye open and one eye half-closed, sometimes people die with smiles on their faces because the jaw is always slack. I incorporated the feeling of the stuff I saw in Vietnam into my work." In 1970, while on guard duty, a flare was triggered in the jungle area Savini was watching. Against military protocol, Savini fired into the bush without informing his superiors. Other soldiers began firing until a duck wandered from the bush unharmed. Due to his failure to follow orders, Savini was taken off guard duty from his bunker on the following evening; that same evening, the bunker came under attack and several soldiers were wounded or killed. As a result of this incident, Savini earned the nickname "Duck Slayer" and to this day will not eat duck. Among the many talents Savini achieved as a young man was the art of fencing, he is a tournament fencer as well as an accomplished gymnast. Much of his stunt work and some of his characters reflect these graceful abilities. Many of his characters have been madmen who are hardened and eerily evil.
Savini is known for his groundbreaking work in the field of special make-up effects known as prosthetic makeup. His signature style and techniques bring vivid realism to genre films. Early in Savini's career, Dick Smith became an inspiration and a guide becoming an associate at Savini's Special Make-up Effects Program. Among other projects, Smith is known for his groundbreaking work in The Exorcist. Savini got his breakthrough working with Pittsburgh filmmaker George A. Romero, providing a convincing wrist-slashing effect in the opening scenes of Martin; the following year, working with a larger budget on Dawn of the Dead, Savini created his signature palette of severed limbs and bite-marks. In the 1980 slasher film Friday the 13th, Savini expanded his repertoire of gore, he continued to perfect those techniques in Maniac. Along with the 1981 films The Burning and The Prowler, Savini earned the nickname "The Sultan of Splatter". In 1982, he created more traditional horror effects in the film Creepshow directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King.
In 1984, he agreed to work on Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, where he killed his creation Jason Voorhees. Returning to the zombie genre in 1985, Savini was nominated and won the 1985 Saturn Award for Best Makeup Effects for his work on the Romero's Day of the Dead. In 1986, Savini worked with director Tobe Hooper on the film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Savini has worked on films by Italian director Dario Argento, first in 1990 on the film Two Evil Eyes and again on the 1993 film Trauma. In the 1991 film Heartstopper, he created special effects for director John A. Russo. Although focusing more on his acting career in recent years, Savini has continued to be active with special makeup effects and in 2011 supervised the effects for the Australian film Redd Inc; as an actor, Savini has appeared in many of the same films. His first appearance w
The Hospital (2013 film)
The Hospital is a 2013 horror film co-directed by Tommy Golden and Daniel Emery Taylor. Having a limited US release in March 2013, the film has subsequently screened at various horror film festivals, was presented at Cannes Film Festival, took home the "Scariest Movie" award at Germany's largest genre festival, Movie Days, in Dortmund. College student Beth Stratman decides to travel to the small town of Bridgeport to do some additional research for a paper about local folklore. There are many stories about the old abandoned hospital there; the police think it is full of drug prostitutes. The locals think, they are both wrong. Beth instead finds Stanley Creech, she soon finds that Stanley is a psychopath and serial rapist. He holds her for several days raping and torturing her, leaving her no apparent means of escape. Meanwhile, a group of hapless paranormal investigators, led by the goofs Alan and Jack, descend upon the property to document the alleged supernatural activity; this puts the group on a collision course with Stanley since he will do anything to keep his secret from being known.
Girls begin to disappear in the night and the group learns that there is more to the story than thought. Both Stanley and the ghosts are just the beginning. Jim O'Rear as Alan Daniel Emery Taylor as Stanley Creech John Dugan as Officer Chapman April Monique Burril as Mallory Jason Crowe as Jack Scott Tepperman as Himself Robyn Shute as Skye Alicia M. Clark as Elaine Lauryn MacGregor as Ana Megan Hunt as Alyson Carlo Alvarez as Mark Melanie Contreras as Marie G. Larry Butler as Earl Christina Schimmel as Sergeant Amanda White Eric Branden as Jason Ernest Douglas Nichols as John Filming began in mid 2012 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee; the directors chose to film at an abandoned hospital in the area to play off of the current popularity of'paranormal reality' shows and give the viewer hope that they may see actual ghosts caught on camera. Mark L. Miller of Ain't It. On 19 March 2014, Tesco removed the horror film off their shelves and apologised after getting complaints for being too graphic and violent for a family store after a customer from Gloucester, England contacted the supermarket.
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Harry Blackstone Jr.
Harry Bouton Blackstone Jr. was an American stage magician and television performer. He is estimated to have pulled 80,000 rabbits from his hats. Blackstone was born in Three Rivers, the son of noted stage magician Harry Blackstone Sr.. As an infant, he was used as a prop in his father's act. Rather than utilize the routines his father developed, Blackstone developed his own and modernized his performance, though onstage he would, on occasion, perform a sequence of his father's illusions in a period setting. Blackstone created four levels of magic kits. In the early 1970s, he promoted a "PF Magic Wedge Kit" on a television commercial for PF Flyers sneakers, he appeared on several commercials for Jiffy Pop popcorn. In 1985, on the 100th anniversary of his father's birth, Blackstone donated to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. the original floating light bulb — designed and built by Thomas Edison — and the original Casadega Cabinet, used in the "Dancing Handkerchief" illusion. This was the first donation accepted by the Smithsonian in the field of magic.
Blackstone appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Reading Rainbow and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, he made occasional appearances as the mysterious Dr. Mephisto on the TV soap opera Santa Barbara. Of his several TV specials, the PBS two-hour special was unique due to the intros by some of The Muppets. Blackstone's PBS Square One TV, where he used magic tricks to teach mathematics to young people, was a favorite of his, his recurring segment was known as "Backstage with Blackstone." Blackstone designed. They included The Joker cutting Batgirl up into multiple pieces, a variation of a classic multi-box illusion, the first use in many years of the Jarrett pedestal to vanish Wonder Woman. Blackstone and his wife Gay created and produced the special effects for "The Magic Summer Tour" for New Kids on The Block, as well as their "No More Games Tour", he did special effects for Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson, Earth and Fire, Jane's Addiction with Perry Farrell. During his career, Blackstone toured the U.
S. extensively. Notably, his Magnificent Musical Magic Show played in 156 U. S. cities and Broadway. It opened in May 1980, played 118 performances. Blackstone received the Academy of Magical Arts Magician of the Year Award in 1979 and 1985, he performed at the prestigious FBI National Academy Association retrainer session in Chicago in 1980 where he was the featured performer at the formal closing banquet. At the time of his death he was the most awarded magician of all time. Blackstone lived in California, he died on May 1997 in Loma Linda, California at the age of 62 due to pancreatic cancer. After his death, much of his performance equipment was sold off in two publicized auctions held by Sotheby's and Darien Julian. Many of the pieces went to collectors scattered across the world, numerous props have made it into actual shows. Las Vegas performer Scarlett now uses his Topsy Turvy. David Copperfield houses the Tire Vanish in his museum of magic. Touring illusionist Aaron Balcom uses the Owen-built Clown Jammer.
Washington state performer John Walton uses his menacing Buzz Saw. Dutch illusionist Hans Klok and Darren Romeo perform the famous "Blackstone Floating Light Bulb" illusion under a licensing agreement with Blackstone Magik Enterprises Inc; the Performing Arts Theater at Redlands East Valley High School is named in his honor. His widow, Gay Blackstone, is the former president of The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Gay Blackstone appeared in the season 10 episode 14 Pawn Stars episode "Tricky Ricky," in 2014, sold a vanishing birdcage prop used by both Harry Sr. and Harry Jr. to Rick Harrison for $2,600. Blackstone, Harry Jr. and Charles Reynolds and Regina Reynolds. The Blackstone Book of Magic and Illusion 248 pages. ISBN 1-55704-177-6. ISBN 1-55704-492-9 Blackstone, Harry Jr. There's One Born Every Minute (Los Angeles, Ca, U. S. A.: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc, 1976. Softcover. ISBN 0-87477-329-6, ISBN 0-87477-056-4. Blackstone, Harry Jr. My Life As A Magician Paperback ISBN 0-671-64436-X ISBN 9780671644369.
He re-edited his father's Blackstone's Secrets of Magic. Paperback ISBN 0-87980-260-X ISBN 978-0879802608 Blackstone Magik, Inc. History of the Blackstones "Harry Blackstone Jr". Magician and Author. Find a Grave. May 24, 2001. Retrieved August 17, 2011. Harry Blackstone Jr. performance on YouTube