Saturday, April 6, 2013

Orson Welles remembers Houdini

David Saltman at The Houdini File has discovered this remarkable footage of Orson Welles talking about Houdini on his BBC television series, Sketch Book. The show originally aired on June 5, 1955. Orson's Houdini talk starts at 04:00.


  1. John, thanks for the referral. So sorry you're not going to be at the Washington Symposium on Magic History. I'll be giving a talk on my Houdini research and book, as well as a film presentation on my adventures with Jerry Andrus, world's foremost authority on optical illusions and avid "Ghostbuster."



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