Blogcast #10: When Harry Met Larry

By Tom Interval

In today’s blogcast, then tenth in a series,  I talk about Larry Lewis, a banquet waiter, runner, magician, and escape artist, who claimed to be Harry Houdini’s assistant for 33 years. I cast some doubt on that claim but acknowledge Larry was an incredibly unique individual Houdini might have liked had they actually met. As a centenarian or thereabout, Larry unofficially broke at least one record for his speed in the 100-yard dash. For that, he earned national publicity and even a guest spot on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. And now he’s really made the big time on this blogcast. (Yes, that was a joke.)


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
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