Friday, December 9, 2016

Coverage of the Houdini Bible event in Budapest

Last Saturday musician Tara O'Grady delivered her Houdini Bible (or what I've been calling the "Ehrich Weiss Bible") to David Merlini's The House of Houdini museum in Budapest, Hungary. The arrival received worldwide press coverage. Below are a list of links. I'm pleased to see many contain a nice mention of WAH and the small role we played in bringing the bible to light:

David Merlini tells me the bible is now housed in a bullet proof climate controlled display case along with the museum's other most valuable "dark room" collectibles.

The House of Houdini is the first and only Houdini museum in Europe. For hours and more information visit their website and Facebook. For more on Tara and her music visit her website and Twitter.

Photo by Richard Velasco.



  1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniDecember 9, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Glad to see the bible go there, and some one else collection, it will be seen.

    1. Indeed. And this is a wonderful museum. It's truly meant to honor and celebrate Houdini. There's real love of Houdini behind this.

  2. Merlini on hand to explain to visitors just how Houdini pulled off his shocking stunts.

    “I had an urge to pay tribute to Houdini,” said museum owner David Merlini. Merlini dedicated his life to collecting all the items appearing in the museum. The items, along with Merlini and a staff researcher, are on hand to explain...

    I am finding quotes like this all over. Hope he is not exactly doing that. And if he is not, then people who visit may be upset and complain.

    1. David's not exposing tricks, if that's what you mean. I think "how" here just means "what" he did.