Monday, August 19, 2019

Houdini gets the Biographics treatment

Houdini is the subject of a new video at the popular Biographics YouTube Channel. This compressed biography is hosted by Simon Whistler and written by Arnaldo Teodorani. A few errors creep in, but overall it's well done. And the fact that they debunk the idea that Houdini was a spy gets a thumbs up from me and a share.


Below are a few more made-for-YouTube Houdini treats.

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3 comments:

  1. Enjoyed watching this. The fast-talking approach straight to the camera is kind of refreshing; a standard documentary would take 3 times as long to convey the same amount of information. And the wry commentary (so British) is also fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. These seem to be popular, but it's hard for me to tell if I would find this interesting as a layperson. But the striving for accuracy is very nice. History Channel could learn or thing or two from this.

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  2. The dislocating shoulder explanation for the straitjacket release still makes the rounds.

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