Thursday, January 12, 2023

"Haunted" Houdini printers block MISSING

Last night I was talking to our friends Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz at the Houdini Museum in Scranton and they gave me some troubling news. One of their original Houdini printing blocks has gone missing from the museum. This was the block that mysteriously tipped over during the 2020 Original Seance. Dorothy and Dick fear it may have been stolen.

I'm throwing out an APB on Dick and Dorothy's behalf. As you can see by the photo, the block has many distinguishing features and is likely one-of-a-kind. So if you see this show up on eBay, at auction, or in a private collection, know this is property of the Houdini Museum in Scranton. Anyone with information should contact the museum via the phone numbers that can be found on their website

Here's hoping somehow, some way, this comes back to where it belongs.



  1. Was there any surveillance video in the museum? It may have recorded the perpetrator. Assuming D & D didn't misplace the block.

  2. I seem to remember a recent episode of, I believe, Pawn Stars do America, where someone had a Houdini printing block. The person performed a guillotine effect using Murray.

    1. I never saw that episode, but I believe I know what you are talking about. I think that's a full page plate owned by Dixie Dooley.