Sunday, January 1, 2012

Inside Houdini Art and Magic (Part 2)

Here's the second installment of The Contemporary Jewish Museum's tour of Houdini Art and Magic with magician Joshua Jay.

You can find more Houdini video goodies on the new WILD ABOUT HARRY YouTube Channel.


  1. "It turns the wand into a meaningless object which is then given to the family". I think maybe this could have been worded a little better, lol. But still, I enjoy seeing Josh talk about the history of magic and Houdini. Good stuff. Will there be more episodes?

  2. Yes. I think the plan is to continue episodes up until the exhibitions leaves later this month.

  3. "Houdini was the first president of SAM."

    I don't think so. I think he was the 11th.

  4. Josh is a great guy. Love these clips. It is odd he did not mention that the bust at the cemetery was replaced this past year by Scranton's Houdini Museum. Maybe he is not aware of it.

  5. I have a totally unrelated question......during the last few years of his life Houdini toured with a full evening show which contained many magic effects and illusions. Do we have an accounting of these effects and where they all reside today?