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State Police magician Lee Allen Estes, 1951

Posted on June 24, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Lieutenant Lee Allen Estes, safety magician for the Kentucky State Police Department, and Mrs. Estes were photographed in their home on Lafayette Drive in February 1951. The Estes’ decorated their basement walls with over 1,000 photographs of the great and near-great of the magician and theatrical world, all personally autographed. Above the couch is a large photo of Estes with his Super Safety Patrolman, Willie and Kenny Talk. A full-time magician, he performed daily before Kentucky’s school children, teaching them safety rules though the medium of magic. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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