Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic

By Tom Interval

Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic

If you’re into magic history at all, check out the short, free e-book I just published on the virtually unknown 19th-century magician and mimic, Harry Houdin (not a typo). You can download it onto your iPad, Kindle, etc., on the following page: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240984.

Here’s a quick blurb from the Smashwords page:

Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you’ve never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he claimed to be the nephew of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, the famous French conjurer of the 19th century.

Houdin, who billed himself as “The Great Polynational Mimic,” toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance.

Harry Houdin: “The Great Polynational Mimic” is the first formal work of research written about this virtually unknown, albeit colorful, entertainer.

Download Harry Houdin: The Great Polynational Mimic

About Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit https://www.intervalmagic.com.
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