Thursday, April 25, 2019

Houdini in 1905

For Houdini, the year 1905 was split into two distinct halves. The first half saw him as an established superstar in Europe. But the second half found him back in America, where in some ways he had to prove himself all over again. It was a fascinating transitional year, and one of his most combative.

This post is now retired. 

But you will still be able to enjoy the story of Houdini in 1905 with the publication of my upcoming book.


1 comment:

  1. This is a great read; thanks very much. On top of everything else, Houdini could've been a terrific Broadway producer! As I read this (especially the New York Clipper ad), I thought of the legendary producer David Merrick ("Hello Dolly," "42nd Street," etc., etc.) who had a genius for publicity stunts, turned failures into successes, and WOULD NOT take no for an answer. Makes me wonder if Houdini ever suffered from insomnia; he seemed to be thinking ahead 24/7. Just amazing.