Archive for the 'Harry Houdini' Category

In Memory Of The Great Harry Houdini

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2018

Ninety two years ago today we lost Harry Houdini, the man whose name is still synonymous, even after a century. Because there are so many people who are unaware of the true story of Houdini’s final days (thanks, in no small part, to the big screen biography starring Tony Curtis) we present a Today I Found Out video from earlier this year.

Harry Houdini Turns 144

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2018

It’s going to be Houdini’s 144th birthday Saturday. How could we not show a video clip of the world’s most famous magician?

Jail Cell Escape Challenge!

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2018

This weekend is Harry Houdini’s birthday… there aren’t a whole lot of new Houdini videos out there but we did find this video on YouTube posted by user JiggidyNDG showing a visitor’s view of the jail cell escape challenge in the Houdini exhibit at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Harry Houdini’s Spirit Speaks (Again)

Posted by Michael on November 3rd, 2017

After like 90 years of nothing, we have a second appearance this week by the spirit of Harry Houdini! This time there is no medium, just a “Wonder Box” that allows for spirit communications. This video is from Huff Paranormal, the people who created the Wonder Box.

Look everyone, I have an awful cold and am a bit overwhelmed by Houdini’s sudden chattiness so I am calling it a day. Have a great weekend everyone!

Houdini The Aviator

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2017

Since we mentioned the hunt for Harry Houdini’s biplane in today’s Magic Bulletin we figured we’d dig up the footage from the Huntley Film Archives of the famed magician bringing aviation to Australia.

Lore Turns To Houdini And The Spiritualists

Posted by Michael on October 13th, 2017

The popular webseries Lore has been picked up by Amazon Prime Video and, according to Nerdist, they will soon be turning their attention to the story of Harry Houdini and his investigations into spiritualism. Seems right for October… Lore premieres today on Amazon.

Houdini’s Harlem Brownstone

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2017

Earlier today we mentioned that Houdini’s Harlem Brownstone was on sale for a little under $5 million. We searched around and found this video featuring the house from 2012. It is from the Wild About Harry YouTube page and if you are a Houdini fan at all, you should be following the Wild About Harry blog!