Sunday, March 27, 2016

MUM celebrates Dorothy Dietrich

The April 2016 issue of MUM Magazine features a cover story about our good friend and living legend Dorothy Dietrich. The interview by Bruce Kalver is candid and fascinating, largely covering the highs and lows of Dorothy's upbringing and early years in New York City. It's a must read.

"After the show, an elderly gentleman was backstage and came over to me to say that he absolutely adored what I did. He went on to say that he had not seen anyone with the kind of command of the audience that I have. The last time he saw that was when he saw Houdini. I thought was this guy was pitching me or something. As he was walking away, someone asked me if I knew who that was. I said no. It was Walter Gibson."

SAM members can read the online version at the SAM website. There's also a bonus "Backstage" podcast that non-members can listen to HERE.

Thanks to Bruce Kalver and Dick Brookz.

UPDATE: You can now read the entire interview at the Houdini Museum website.



  1. Thanks John;

    Over the years we have seen so many good friends pass, and we often do not get to say good bye or thank them for all they had done or shared with us.

    We may never pass this way again, so we want to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a good and supportive friend. Through thick and thin.

    We are often outspoken and tell things as we see them, in as honest and truthful way as possible, and of course we may ruffle some feathers. More importantly, we may not always be right, or be agreed with, but you have remained supportive and understanding, the sign of a person who knows how to be a good friend.


    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini.

    1. Thank YOU, D&D. And congrats again on this. It's a wonderful interview.

  2. My first grade daughter chose Dorothy to research as an honored citizen....we've been doing a lot of research but finding this article has been amazing. So very fascinating and helpful! She will be dressed as Dorothy in a living museum reciting facts at her school next Friday in Tampa, Florida!