Houdini Documentaries


There has been no shortage of documentaries made about Houdini's amazing life. Houdini and Houdini artifacts have also featured in many reality and investigative TV shows. Below is a list of these documentaries and appearances that link to related posts here on WILD ABOUT HARRY.

Full documentaries (chronological order):
The Truth About Houdini (1970) - BBC
Houdini Never Died (1979)
In Search of: Houdini (1981) - NBC
Houdini: The Greatest Illusionist of All Time (1986)
The Search for Houdini LIVE (1987) - KTLA
Houdini: The Life of The World's Greatest Escapologist (1993)
Houdini: The Great Escape (1994) - A&E
Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets (1995) - NBC
Houdini: People Came to See Him Die (1996)
Michigan Mysteries: The Houdini File (1997)
Mysteries & Scandals: Houdini (1998) - E! Entertainment
Houdini Exposed (1998)
The Greatest: Houdini (1999) - TLC
Inside The Houdini Museum (2002)
The World of Houdini (2014) - Four Houdini miniseries promos.
Houdini (2014) - ARTE (French)

Houdini segments (alphabetical order):
1000 Ways To Die (2010) - Houdini's death
American Pickers (2015) - Houdini collection
American Pickers (2014) - Tabor Opera House
Antiques Roadshow (2014) - Houdini books
Antiques Roadshow (2017) - Houdini letter
Auction Kings (2011) - Houdini letter
Baggage Battles (2013) - Houdini handcuffs
Beyond and Back (1978) - Arthur Ford Seances
Big Brian the Fortune Seller (2011) - Houdini walking stick
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2010) - Johnathon Schaech
Deals From The Dark Side (2012) - Houdini handcuffs
Drunk History (2013) - Houdini and Doyle
Drunk History (2017) - Houdini and Buster Keaton
Extreme Collectors (2014) - Arthur Moses
Fractured Flickers (1963) - The Master Mystery
History Detectives (2006) - Houdini poster
History's Lost & Found (2000) - Water Torture Cell
Jeopardy (2011) - full category
Monument Guys (2015) - Appleton bust
Mysteries at the Museum (2013) - Margery bell box
Mysteries at the Museum (2014) - Houdini and Doyle
Mysteries at the Museum (2016) - Eleanor Fletcher Bishop
Mysteries at the Museum (2017) - Houdini and Rose Mackenberg
Myths & Legends (2007) - Houdini's death
Pawn Stars (2011) - Houdini handcuffs
Pawn Stars (2011) - Houdini straitjacket
Pawn Stars (2014) - Signed Houdini book
Real Deal (2011) - Houdini autograph
Saturday Night Live! (1976) - Houdini's grave
The Amazing Race (2012) - Houdini challenge
The Girls Next Door (2009) - Houdini photo shoot
Tanked (2012) - Magic Castle Houdini aquarium

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