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Burnley Empire home to Houdini first

Legendary lost film Houdini Defeats Hackenschmidt was initially thought to have been shown in Boston, Massachusetts in March 1906. The film, where Houdini escapes from manacles fastened by wrestler George … Continue reading

08/17/2020

Circuses, Magic and Hypnotism: Welcome to the World of Victorian Entertainment | Atlas Obscura

Magic shows, wax works exhibits, hypnotism displays, circuses and séances. For the Victorians, there was no shortage of options for an evening’s entertainment, which may explain the hyperbole of their … Continue reading

12/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Houdini’s Ultimate Disappearing Act | A R T L▼R K

On the 24th of October 1926, the legendary U.S. magician Harry Houdini (Hungarian-Jewish born Erik Weisz, 1874 – 1926) performed his last show at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. … Continue reading

10/24/2016 · Leave a comment

Houdini at famous Wizard’s grave | kinneretstern

Source: Houdini at famous Wizard’s grave | kinneretstern Houdini at the grave of John Henry Anderson, Wizard of the North, Aberdeen, Scotland. 1914. Houdini traveled there because of his love of … Continue reading

03/06/2016 · Leave a comment

An Elephant-tastic Truth

Originally posted on Magic Illusions & Epic Adventures:
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! I will be your master of ceremonies for this informative magic a capriccio! ? Do you know…

10/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Harry Houdini on Russia

Originally posted on Life in Russia:
Harry Houdini on Russia I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing…

11/19/2014 · Leave a comment