Category Archives: Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini’s Father

By Tom Interval From the time he arrived in the United States in 1876 to his death in 1892, Rev. Dr. Mayer Samuel Weiss, Harry Houdini’s father, struggled to support his family. I talk about those arduous years on my Houdini blog. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Houdini

By Tom Interval Drop by my Houdini blog and read my birthday greeting to the one-and-only legend of escapology and magic, Harry Houdini, born 144 years ago today. In the mean time, enjoy this 1908 photo of him preparing to … Continue reading

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A Scarce Photo of Houdini on the 91st Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval There’s no enviable day to die, but if you’re a magician, and you have to cash in your chips, anyway, it might as well be on Halloween. That’s exactly what Harry Houdini did 91 years ago today: … Continue reading

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In Memory of Houdini on the 90th Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval It’s been 90 years since Harry Houdini (1874–1926) died on Halloween, yet his name lives on—a testament to the genius behind his showmanship, originality, technical abilities, and knack for attaining publicity. Unhappy anniversary, Harry.

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Dynamite Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval In my relatively small magic collection, I recently dug up this 1980 Dynamite article about Harry Houdini (1874-1926). What’s scary about this piece, besides the picture of Scott Baio on the cover, is that more than 36 years have passed since its … Continue reading

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Houdini Illusion Color-Changing Mug

By Tom Interval Okay, so you have to check out this mug—one of the coolest out there (see the 1 min. 49 sec. embedded video below). Yes, I’m a bit biased since I’m the one offering it on the Interval Magic CafePress … Continue reading

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Houdini Miniseries Coverage

By Tom Interval If you read the Interval Magic blog from time to time, you might recall that last year Houdini expert John Cox (Wild About Harry) and I were fortunate enough to have dinner at the Magic Castle with actress … Continue reading

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