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Last update: 5/8/18
Weeks run Monday to Sunday.
Jan. 2-8: Palace Theater (Broadway & 47th), New York, NY 
➤ Tues., Jan. 3: Society of American Magicians hold a Houdini Night. 
➤ Thurs., Jan. 5: Houdini does suspended straitjacket escape from Palace Theater in Times Sq. Get's fined. 
Jan 9-15: Keith's Theater, Washington D.C. 
➤ Wed., Jan. 11: Houdini and Bess meet President Harding at White House. 
➤ Thurs., Jan. 12: Houdini does suspended straitjacket from the Albee building, 15th and G Streets. 
Jan. 16-22: Maryland Theater, Baltimore, MD 
➤ Tues., Jan. 17: Review in Evening Sun complains: "Houdini spends about 10 minutes telling of his greatness...performs two tricks that he has been showing for years."
➤ Wed., Jan. 18: Houdini does suspended straitjacket from Munsey Bldg. in downtown Baltimore.
➤ Wed., Jan. 18: Houdini speaks at luncheon at the Advertising Club at Hotel Emerson.
Jan. 23-29: Keith's Theater, Philadelphia, PA 
Jan. 30-Feb 5: Keith's Hippodrome, Cleveland, OH 
Feb. 6-12: Palace Theater, Chicago, IL 
➤ Mon., Feb. 6: Houdini attends banquet at Great Northern Hotel hosted by Chicago Assembly of the S.A.M. in his honor. Reportedly fooled by Dai Vernon's Ambitious Card. 
✪ ➤ Sun., Feb. 12: Papers report Houdini makes "the first theatrical contract over the wireless telephone" (for upcoming Pittsburgh engagement).
Feb. 13-19: Orpheum Theater, St Louis, MO 
➤ Fri., Feb 17: Houdini does suspended straitjacket from 4th floor of City Hall bldg (60 feet). 
Feb. 20-26: Majestic Theater, Chicago, IL 
➤ Sat., Feb. 25: Buffalo Evening News reports title of Houdini's upcoming book has been changed from "Paper Tricks" to "Paper Magic."
Feb. 27- March 5:
March 6-12: Davis Theater, Pittsburgh, PA 
➤ Tues., March 7: Houdini does suspended straitjacket from the Pittsburgh Post and Sun bldg. 
➤ Wed., March 8: Houdini guest at Rotary Club luncheon at Fort Pitt Hotel. 
➤ Thurs., March 9: Houdini guest at Pittsburgh Press Club luncheon at 542 Fourth Ave. 
➤ Fri., March 10: Harry Kellar dies in Los Angeles. 
March 13-19: Riverside Theater, New York, NY 
March 20-26: Keith's Orpheum Theater, Brooklyn, NY 
March 27-April 2:
✪ ➤ Sun., April 2: The Man From Beyond premieres at the Times Square. 
April 3-9: Times Square Theater, New York, NY - The Man From Beyond with "Houdini in Person." 
➤ Houdini revives Vanishing Elephant during Time Square run.
➤ Thurs., April 6: Houdini celebrates 48th birthday.
April 10-16: Times Square Theater, New York, NY - The Man From Beyond with "Houdini in Person". 
➤ Tues., April 11: Houdini does challenge packing box escape at Times Sq. 
April 17-23: Times Square Theater, New York, NY - The Man From Beyond with "Houdini in Person". 
➤ Sun., April 23: Last showing of The Man From Beyond at Time Square Theater. 
✪ ➤ Houdini's Paper Magic is published in May. 
✪ ➤ The New York Times runs full page interview "Magic and Mediums" in which Houdini's states manifestations by "spirit workers" can all be explained. 
➤ Tues., May 16: Houdini wins lawsuit against B.A. Rolf and Octagon Films. Awarded $32,795.18. 
➤ Fri, May 19: Houdini and Bess attend reception at home of Clayton Sedgwick Cooper at 242 East 48th Street, NY. 
May 29-June 4:
➤ Fri., June 2: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle attends S.A.M. dinner at McAlpin Hotel, NY. "Fools" magicians with footage from The Lost World. Harry and Bess do Metamorphosis. 
June 12-18: The Houdinis spend the weekend (17-18) with the Doyles in Atlantic City, NJ. 
✪ ➤ Sun., June 18: Lady Doyle gives Houdini automatic writing seance, brings back mother. 
➤ Thurs., June 22: Houdini, Bess and the Doyles attend Raymond Hitchcock play The Pin Wheel at Earl Carroll Theater, NY. 
June 26-July 2:
➤ June 30: Houdini writes letter to New York Times spelling out Spiritualism skepticism. Published July 5. 
July 31-Aug 6:
Aug. 21-27: The Man from Beyond opens at the Rialto Theater, Washington, D.C. 
✪ ➤ Houdini appears in person at Rialto, includes lecture on spiritualism. First public exposures? 
➤ Thurs., Aug. 24: Houdini gives talk on spiritualism at Kiwanis luncheon. 
Aug. 28-Sept. 3:
Sept. 11-17: The Man from Beyond opens at Roosevelt Theater, West Hoboken, NJ - Houdini Wonder Show Unit #1 headed by magician Fredrick Eugene Powell with Virginia Carr. 
➤ Houdini makes a personal appearance in the middle of the week, introduced by the Mayor.
➤ Mon., Sept. 18: Papers report Houdini "openly challenges" Conan Doyle to attend demonstration of spiritualist methods. 
Sept. 25-Oct. 1:
Oct. 9-15: Madison Theater, Detroit, MI - The Man From Beyond with "Houdini in Person." 
➤ Mon., Oct. 9: Houdini does suspended straitjacket from Fyfe Bldg (Woodward and Grand Circus Park). 
➤ Papers report man in Paris calling himself "Houdini" arrested. 
➤ Advertisements for Doyle series My American Adventure highlight Atlantic City seance. 
➤ Mon., Oct 16: Houdini denounces danger in psychic phenomena at S.A.M. dinner in Boston. 
Oct. 30-Nov. 5:
➤ Mon., Oct. 30: Houdini files new charges against bankrupt Octagon Films for non-payment of salary and legal settlement. 
➤ Tues., Oct. 31: Houdini gives mock séance at home of Sophie Irene at Harmon-on-Hudson, NY. Includes spirit message from Jack London. 
Nov. 6-12: The Man from Beyond opens at Steinway Hall, New York, NY - Houdini Wonder Show Unit #2 headed by Frederick Melville with escapist Gemester. 
Nov. 13-19: The Man from Beyond opens at the Strand Theater, Newark, NJ 
➤ Tues., Nov. 14: Houdini debates spiritualism on WOR Radio broadcast. 
➤ Thurs., Nov. 16: Houdini makes personal appearance at Strand Theater. 
➤ Sat., Nov. 18: Scientific American magazine offers $2000 to anyone who can take a spirit photograph under test conditions. 
Nov. 27-Dec. 3:
 Koval, Frank. The Illustrated Houdini Research Diary, Part 6: 1921 to 1926. Chadderton: 1994.
 Original newspaper story or advertisement via newspapers.com or other archival source.
 Silverman, Kenneth. Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.
 Christopher, Milbourne. Houdini The Untold Story. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1969.
 Original letter, cable, contract, or signed item.
 Original pitchbook, program, playbill or poster.
 Houdini diary.
✪ Denotes a first or possible first.
Additional Sources (1922):
 Gresham, William Lindsay. Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1959.
 Ernst, Bernard M. L., and Heward Carrington. Houdini and Conan Doyle: The Story of a Strange Friendship. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, Inc., 1932.
 Ben, David. Dai Vernon: A Biography. Squash Publishing, 2006.
- The Water Torture Cell
- The Milk Can
- Jail Breaks
- Murderers Row escape
- Siberian Transport Van
- Bridge jumps
- Belle Isle Bridge jump
- Suspended Straitjacket
- The Challenge Packing Case
- The Overboard Box
- Mirror Handcuff Challenge
- Sea Monster Escape
- Prison Cell & Barrel Mystery
- Weed Chain Tire Grip
- Buried Alive
- The Shelton Pool Test
- Houdini's Movies
- Merveilleux Exploits du Célébre Houdini à Paris (1909)
- The Master Mystery (1918-19)
- The Grim Game (1919)
- Terror Island (1920)
- The Man From Beyond (1921)
- Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)
- Velvet Fingers (1925-26)
- Medium Well Done (1936)
- Religious Racketeers (1938)
- Houdini Picture Corp.
- Film Developing Corp.
- Filming locations
- Unmade Movies
- The Margery Files
- Margery (all posts)
- Houdini and Conan Doyle
- Houdini's Spiritualism Lecture
- Congressional testimony
- 1925 radio address on spiritualism (transcript)
- Houdini on the Bible, spirits, Freud, and spells
- Rose Mackenberg
- Message Codes
- Arthur Ford
- The Final Houdini Seance
- The Official Houdini Seance
- Beatrice Houdini
- Theo Hardeen
- Cecilia Weiss
- Jim Collins
- Franz Kukol
- Martin Beck
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- J. Gordon Whitehead
- Edward Saint
- Jacob Hyman
- Leopold Weiss
- Mayer Samuel 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 Official Houdini Seance
- Terror Island screening on Catalina (2018)
- Visiting the Copperfield Collection (2018)
- 278 Open House (2017)
- Los Angeles Conference on Magic History (2015)
- Official Houdini Séance, San Francisco (2015)
- Houdini Historical Roast (2015)
- Midwest Magic History Weekend, Marshall (2015)
- The Grim Game premiere in Hollywood (2015)
- Houdini at Hollywood Heritage (2014)
- Official Houdini Seance, Fort Worth (2012)
- Magic Collectors Weekend, Chicago (2011)
- Houdini Art and Magic exhibition (2010-2012)
- Tony Curtis at The Magic Castle (2009)