Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Houdini needles on display at Holy City Magic

An original set of Houdini's Needles are now on display at Howard Blackwell's Holy City Magic Theater in Charleston, South Carolina. The nickel-plated T. Hessin & Co. needles were made in England and are said to be one of only four sets of Houdini needles still in existence.

"From what I have been told, two sets are in museums and the other two, including mine, belong to private collectors," Blackwell told WCBD News 2. "To me, these needles are special because I started performing my version of Houdini’s needles when I was 16 years old, and I now I open most of my shows at Holy City Magic with the needles routine."

Holy City Magic features magic, comedy, and variety shows every weekend. For more information and to buy tickets visit their website.

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