Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Netflix, and was thoroughly impressed with the Houdini episode. It's actually one of the better Houdini documentaries out there.
My biggest surprise is that it contains the rare footage of Houdini performing the "Thumb Racket," which I had only just learned about in Pat Culliton's Houdini The Key. But it's been right here all these years! The other episodes are first rate as well, although some are now dated.
There is also a Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic Part Two, which you can bet I'll be checking out soon.
- Houdini's Movies
- Les merveilleux exploits de Houdini à Paris (1909)
- The Master Mystery (1918)
- The Grim Game (1919)
- Terror Island (1920)
- The Man From Beyond (1922)
- Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)
- Velvet Fingers (1925-26)
- Medium Well Done (1937)
- Religious Racketeers (1938)
- Houdini Picture Corp.
- Film Developing Corp.
- Filming locations
- Unmade Movies
- Deconstructing Houdini '53
- Beatrice Houdini
- Theo Hardeen
- Cecelia Weiss
- Mayer Samuel Weiss
- Jim Collins
- Franz Kukol
- Martin Beck
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- J. Gordon Whitehead
- Edward Saint
- Jacob Hyman
- Leopold Weiss
- Carrie Gladys Weiss
- Bernard M.L. Ernst
- Charmian London
- Jess Willard
- H.P. Lovecraft
- Sherlock Holmes
- Other magicians
- Full Bibliography
- By Houdini
- For Kids
- Wild About Harry Bookshelf
- Houdini His Life Story (1928)
- Houdini The Man Who Walked Through Walls (1959)
- Houdini The Untold Story (1969)
- The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini (1993)
- Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss (1997)
- The Secret Life of Houdini (2006)
- The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini (2012)
- The Witch of Lime Street (2015)
- The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini (2019)
- The Official Houdini Seance
- Terror Island screening on Catalina (2018)
- Visiting the Copperfield Collection (2018)
- 278 Open House (2017)
- Los Angeles Conference on Magic History (2015)
- Official Houdini Séance, San Francisco (2015)
- Houdini Historical Roast (2015)
- Midwest Magic History Weekend, Marshall (2015)
- The Grim Game premiere in Hollywood (2015)
- Houdini at Hollywood Heritage (2014)
- Official Houdini Seance, Fort Worth (2012)
- Magic Collectors Weekend, Chicago (2011)
- Houdini Art and Magic exhibition (2010-2012)
- Tony Curtis at The Magic Castle (2009)
Monday, January 3, 2011
How did I miss this?
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You know, I think what happened was there were a whole slew of magic docs that hit at the same time. PBS did The Art of Magic, A&E did The Story of Magic. I bought them all and they were all okay. This came after those and I just put it off...until now.ReplyDelete
You obviously have a lot of love for magic and Harry Houdini himself to put together such a quality blog site.ReplyDelete
I too am a fan of magic but possibly more so with ventriloquism.
Growing up, the two always went hand in hand.
There is a documentary coming out soon called Dumbstruck about ventriloquist and there culture.
I'm not sure if this is up your ally but...wouldn't hurt to check out the Facebook site below...you can find trailers, city infor where the film will be shown, and also try and win an Axtell Bird Puppet.
Thanks. I'll definitely give that documentary as look. :)ReplyDelete