Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Houdini in Eastern Europe

Barbara Kiss at the House of Houdini museum blog has uncovered details about Houdini's early appearances in Vienna and Prague. Precious little about these engagements appear in biographies, so this is exciting. Links below:

Houdini and Vienna, Part 1 (1900)
Houdini and Prague (1901)
Houdini and Vienna, Part 2 (1902) - coming soon

A poster for Houdini's Prague appearance (right) sold at a Potter & Potter auction in February for $3,936.

The House of Houdini is located at at 11 Dísz Square, within the walls of the Buda Castle. The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 9:30am to 7pm.

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