Little known facts about the life of magician Harry Houdini. Rare photos, posters. Hear him speak, see him perform. Online anniversary seance.
From the PBS network - a short biography.
Resource for Houdini enthusiasts who want to access hundreds of articles, features, and letters that appeared in the Times during the first half of the twentieth century.
Filmography, awards, biography, agent, discussions, photos, news articles, fan sites.
In June 2004 a new exhibition about Houdini opens in Appleton, Wisconsin. But some modern day conjurers want part of the show to disappear. Harriet Baskas reports. Part of the Hidden Treasures Radio Project series. [5:30 Realaudio broadcast plus an online photo gallery]
The great magician Harry Houdini left this life nearly 80 years ago on Halloween. Some say Houdini's premature death was caused in part by his reputation for bravado and superhuman strength. Hear a seance attempting to contact Houdini [3:30 Realaudio broadcast] and a historian's commentary about Houdini's last days [4:47 Realaudio broadcast].
"Houdini" follows the transformation of Jewish Hungarian immigrant Ehrich Weiss to the world's greatest escape artist.
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