Sunday, November 19, 2017

Newspapers remain wild about Harry

Houdini's great fame was in no small part due to the rise of the mass media newspaper industry. Now, in the waning days of physical newspapers, it's interesting to see that Houdini is still a friend to the old form.

As evidence, here is a local San Diego area newspaper called simply, The Paper, which early this month ran a lengthy front page feature about Houdini by Friedrich Gomez.

I always enjoy seeing Houdini in newsprint, if just for nostalgia's sake. But finding this outside San Diego might be the real magic trick. Good thing you can download a PDF HERE.



  1. " A riddle wrapped up in a mystery inside an enigma "
    Love that bit. Keeps us going !!

  2. I think paper newspapers aren't going away--at least for some time. The end of physical books was also predicted and they have made a kind of comeback. People like holding and smelling real books and newspapers.