Broadway World reports that magician Wayne Alan will publish a new book called Houdini – The Inside Story of His Life and Legend on March 24, 2017. The day will also see the start of a two-day "Houdini Festival" to be held at Alan's Historic North Theatre in Danville, VA. The article states:
Mr. Alan has traveled around the world researching Houdini in libraries, theatres, and private collections. He has collected thousands of pages of documents, letters, stories and memorabilia relating to Houdini. His collection is so extensive that he even owns architectural artifacts from the hospital room where Houdini died in 1926.
According to the bio on his official website, in 1979 Wayne recreated Houdini's suspended straitjacket escape at the location of Washington DC's Keith's Theatre where Houdini did the escape in 1922.