Saturday, April 17, 2010

Christopher’s Houdini The Impossible Possible on DVD

The Miracle Factory has released a 2-DVD set, Milbourne Christopher: The Historic Magic Specials, which contains three of Christopher's pioneering magic specials, including his 1969 Houdini tribute show, Houdini: The Impossible Possible, which includes footage of Houdini’s straitjacket escape and clips from Houdini's movies.

The other specials contain rare performance footage of Roy Benson, Mr. Electric (Marvyn Roy), Sorcar, Virgil, as well as Christopher’s appearances on The Garry Moore Show and Zero Mostel chatting about art technique during 1962's Magic! Magic! Magic!

Christopher was a leading Houdini collector and historian who authored Houdini The Untold Story, Houdini A Pictorial Life, and recreated one of Houdini’s performances in Houdini - Magic Vs. The Occult at Lincoln Center in 1976.

Milbourne Christopher: The Historic Magic Specials was created in collaboration with magic film historian William McIlhany. It retails for $60.

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