Monday, March 14, 2022

'Houdini's Fabulous Magic' returns in 2023

Here's some great news. The excellent 1961 book Houdini's Fabulous Magic by Walter B. Gibson and Morris N. Young will be reprinted in 2023. This new edition will include a Forward by Gabe Fajuri and be published by Vine Leaves Press.

I came across this news via the website of Charles and Cheryl Young. They are the children of Morris N. Young. They are also co-authoring a work of fiction, Houdini's Last Handcuffs, for release in 2024.

I've always loved Houdini's Fabulous Magic and I'm excited to see it return to print. You can check out my overview of the book and its publishing history via the top link below.


  1. I wonder what the photos will look like. Repeated scans on subsequent publications makes the photos look darker, and muddied. Information on Harry has improved since Gibson wrote this book. It should include updates like the chapter on the Vanishing Elephant.

    1. True, photos tend to suffer in these reprints. But the real gold in this book is the text.