Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lost Magic Decoded on The History Channel tonight

Whoa! I almost missed this one. Tonight on The History Channel is a 2-hour documentary, Lost Magic: Decoded with Steve Cohen  From the promo clip below, it appears Houdini (and Bill Kalush) will be part of the show.

Thanks to the awesome iTricks Magic News for the timely alert.

UPDATE: This special was superb. One the best magic documentaries I've ever seen. There were indeed several mentions of Houdini and at least two pieces of film footage that I've never seen. I was a little surprised they revealed the method of Chung Ling Soo's bullet catch, but overall this was excellent work by Steve Cohen and an impressive group of top magic historians.


  1. I hope it becomes a seres of shows

  2. Thank you for the heads up John! If it wasn't for your announcement, I would have missed it. Cohen did a great job, especially with the Light and Heavy Chest.

  3. It would be great if it could become a series. Cohen is a classy guy!

  4. I agree. This would make a terrific series.