- Houdini's Movies
- Les merveilleux exploits de Houdini à Paris (1909)
- The Master Mystery (1918)
- The Grim Game (1919)
- Terror Island (1920)
- The Man From Beyond (1922)
- Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)
- Velvet Fingers (1925-26)
- Medium Well Done (1937)
- Religious Racketeers (1938)
- Houdini Picture Corp.
- Film Developing Corp.
- Filming locations
- Unmade Movies
- Deconstructing Houdini '53
- Beatrice Houdini
- Theo Hardeen
- Cecelia Weiss
- Mayer Samuel Weiss
- Jim Collins
- Franz Kukol
- Martin Beck
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- J. Gordon Whitehead
- Edward Saint
- Jacob Hyman
- Leopold Weiss
- Carrie Gladys Weiss
- Bernard M.L. Ernst
- Charmian London
- Jess Willard
- H.P. Lovecraft
- Sherlock Holmes
- Other magicians
- Full Bibliography
- By Houdini
- For Kids
- Wild About Harry Bookshelf
- Houdini His Life Story (1928)
- Houdini The Man Who Walked Through Walls (1959)
- Houdini The Untold Story (1969)
- The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini (1993)
- Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss (1997)
- The Secret Life of Houdini (2006)
- The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini (2012)
- The Witch of Lime Street (2015)
- The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini (2019)
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
Houdini, born in Appleton, Wis., has been actively experimenting with spiritualism since he was 17, soon after his father died."My father left his insurance papers in an usual state," said Houdini. "Innocent then, my mother and I went to a spiritualist."Three of the four mediums enabled us to talk with my father. He said he was perfectly happy. It seems strange to me that my father, knowing or pinch circumstances, would say any such thing."That's what started my suspicions and caused me to expose this cruel deception to the world."
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
RIP David Warner ❤️ You’ll always be MY Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — thank you for the lessons I learned— John-a-thon Schaech (@JohnSchaech) July 25, 2022
What an acting force! 🙏🏼
He helped me believe that my work as Houdini was special. pic.twitter.com/Vtlf0pAaWf
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
HARRY HOUDINI Age 20s-50s. Must be willing and able to fit in a small space (email for details if needed). Role includes minor stage management/game mastering. Auditions on Monday, July 25 or by appointment. Click for details.
MADAME DAPHNE Age 20s-40s, any ethnicity. RP (British) accent. Role includes some stage management/game mastering. Daphne will learn to read tarot cards, according to the company’s style. Auditions on Tuesday, July 26 or by appointment. Click for details.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Hurry Houdini is an interactive play based in 1922, get your best squad together to compete against all the other teams, you must work together in order to beat Houdinis challenges! Do you have what it takes? ...only time will tell.
If you have a fun competitive spirit, love to dress up and play, and enjoy escape rooms, then Hurry Houdini is the show for you! Come with friends, family, a date or solo!
Hurry Houdini premieres Saturday, July 30, 8pm at Midnight Temple in Eastern Market, Detroit. Tickets are $35. Free glass of champagne with every ticket purchased, cash bar only, dress up in your best roaring 20s attire, enjoy our many raffles to win amazing prizes around metro Detroit! Portions of the proceeds go to Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Space is limited, hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
|Rushville Daily Republican, Sept. 20, 1925.|
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Sunday, July 17, 2022
Pitchbooks, as they were known, were commonly used by performers and businesses in the latter 19th and early 20th centuries as an expansion of early playbills or advertising. Instead of a single sheet flyer, these multi-page pamphlets enabled the advertiser or performer to further extol their talents or products while generating additional financial revenues.
Includes all the known Houdini pitchbooks and their variants. This body of work includes over 40 different rare pitchbooks, including their cover images, along with the history of each. Variants include such differences as cover colors, page counts, minor text changes, revised editions, publication dates, printers, etc. An unmatched and valuable resource guide.
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
|The Spokesman Review, Jan. 4, 1920.|
Thursday, July 14, 2022
"Sweethearts," as presented by Mr. and Mrs. Connelly, seems really more than a vaudeville turn, for the audience feels, as the curtain slowly descends upon the reunion of sweethearts of long ago, true to each other for forty years, as though a drama of several acts was just closing. It is called a "dramatic contrast," for it shows not only the bashful lover filled with the vigor of youth pleading his cause with a maiden, for after forty years waiting they are united, showing a pretty picture, old as love itself. The sketch was written by W.S. Gilbert famous for his composition of "H.M.S. Pinafore."
|The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Dec. 15, 1912.|
|The Connellys on the bill with Houdini....|
|...and the Marx Brothers!|
|Erwin and Jane in The Man From Beyond.|
After Jane's death, Erwin continued to appear in films, including an uncredited appearance as The Zouave in Rudolph Valentino's final film, The Son of the Sheik (1926). He died from injuries suffered in a car accident in 1931.
|Chicago Tribune, Feb. 12, 1931.|
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
A thriller that combines Alternative History, Espionage Fiction, Detectives of the Occult and a few slight drops of Lovecraftian Horror, all written in pulp code.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
I’m hearin’ damn near every day from Henneberger–the owner of the outfit [Weird Tales]–& just had a special delivery order to collaborate on an Egyptian horror with this bimbo Houdini.
-H. P. Lovecraft to James F. Morton, 19 Feb 1924, Letters to James F. Morton 67
Monday, July 11, 2022
|Harry Houdini Part 4|
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Friday, July 8, 2022
Thursday, July 7, 2022
|Variety, Sept. 18, 1974|
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
|The Washington Post, Feb. 11, 1912.|
|Boston Sunday Post, Sept. 1, 1918|
The river was not frozen over, Houdini had a rope tied around him all the time, he got out of two pairs of cuffs and was picked up by a boat! As for escaping from under the ice—as Tom Sawyer would say, "He just let on he done it."
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
The pulp magazine was one of the earliest publications, if not the first, to feature strange tales of occultism and alien invasions that simply didn't fit into any other magazine at that time.The stories struck a chord with those early audiences, and as a result, Weird Tales created asubgenre as "weird" could be attached itself to various genres. Marquee names like master magician Harry Houdini and cosmic horror creator H.P. Lovecraft graced the magazine's pages during those early years with several debut stories, alongside authors who were already giants in their own right-Otis Adelbert Kline, Seabury Quinn, and Greye La Spina. Many lesser known, but no less influential, writers like Frank Belknap Long Jr., Mary S. Brown, Lyllian Huntley Harris, Hasan Vokine, Arthur J. Burks, and H. Warner Munn turned out disturbing yarns that have stood the test of time only to be resurrected nearly a century later.From the macabre and morbid to unexplainable stories of the occult, this collection features those early authors across thirteen tales of terror from the impactful years of 1923 to 1925 that are best enjoyed at the witching hour.
Monday, July 4, 2022
The greatest magician Harry Houdini lives again in this stunning new play.
Do Spirits Return? Harry Houdini believes they don’t and sets out to expose the popular tricks of the Victorian psychics. Houdini: A Magician Among The Spirits follows the master magician as he lays bare the Seance room, tackles charlatans, navigates a troubled friendship with Arthur Conan Doyle, and performs some of his most famous tricks and escapes.
In a modern age of lies and spin, does Houdini’s scepticism and logic have a resonance? Or does a lack of belief lead to a barren life? Where is the line between magic and misdeed?
Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits is haunting and inescapable fun.
This play is funded by Arts Council England.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Saturday, July 2, 2022
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