Tag Archives: harry houdini

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. Advertisements

Posted in Anniversaries, Famous Magicians, Halloween, Harry Houdini, Harry Houdini, Holidays, magicians | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in animated images, Dynamite, Famous Magicians, Harry Houdini, Harry Houdini, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Famous Magicians, Harry Houdini, Harry Houdini, Houdini Two-Face Illusion, Multimedia, Optical Illusions, Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adrien Brody, Bess Houdini, Celebrities, Film, Harry Houdini, Harry Houdini, Houdini, Kristen Connolly, Portrayals, The Magic Castle, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A+E Announces Premier of ‘Houdini’ Miniseries Sept. 1, 9 p.m.

By Tom Interval Today A+E Networks officially announced the premiere of the two-part miniseries “Houdini,” staring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as Harry Houdini and Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess Houdini, set to air Sept. 1 … Continue reading

Posted in Adrien Brody, Bess Houdini, Celebrities, Film, Harry Houdini, Harry Houdini, Houdini, Kristen Connolly, Magicians, Portrayals, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin Launches Free Houdini and Magic Digital Collections

By Tom Interval The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has launched a new website featuring several free digital collections, including two that will interest Houdini buffs, magic fans, historians, and researchers: The Harry Houdini Scrapbook Collection and the Magic Posters and Playbills … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Digital, Harry Houdini | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Memoriam: How did Houdini die?

By Tom Interval If there were such a thing as the perfect day to die, Harry Houdini would have thanked the Grim Reaper. The legendary showman escaped the earth 87 years ago this minute—1:26 p.m. (ET) on October 31, 1926. … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween, Harry Houdini, Holidays | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment