Archive for the 'Harry Houdini' Category

TV Sitcom Magic, Cosentino, Houdini And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 20th, 2017

Today’s lead off video is a little long, but it is a long form interview by Neil Carousso with retired teacher turned full time magician Philip Levy.

Stuff (at least the New Zealand version) had Cosentino on their Facebook for a live chat earlier today (way earlier if you are in North America like us) but you can see the 15 minute promo for the discussion here.

Deadline (via Yahoo) reports
Sam Huntington (Being Human) has joined the cast of the new Jon Cryer sitcom Losing It as Cryer’s younger brother, a successful birthday party magician.

The Hindu has the story of Kudroli Ganesh’s magic shows to promote a cleanliness campaign in India to help battle public health issues.

The Economic Times has posted an infographic of Houdini facts (since his birthday is later this week).

UK’s Little Big Shots, Angel, Houdini And Hollywood [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 16th, 2017

Turns out that Little Big Shots is one of the shows that is being made in several different countries. In the UK, Dawn French hosts and recently ran across 13 year old magician Dan in this video we found on TellyMix.

News out of Hollywood is that JD Dillard, who directed magic thriller Sleight, is in the running to co-write and direct a new version of The Fly. Read more on Yahoo! News (from Deadline).

It has been a year since Paul Daniels passed away; his widow Debbie McGee spoke to British media outlets, admitting that she does not feel guilty for living her life since Paul’s death. Read more coverage from the Daily Mail and The Sun.

Inside Edition (via Yahoo) is giving Criss Angel a chance to respond to allegations that his hospitalization last week was for publicity.

Broadway World has the details on Magic At Coney, the Coney Island magic show that runs at noon this Sunday!

When magicians think Houdini, they often think Halloween. That is the anniversary of his death, but he was born on March 24 in Budapest. As his 143rd birthday approaches, WFUV radio posted a 30 minute audio program that includes a visit to New York’s Houdini Museum and Fantasma Magic and the Post Crescent has an article on Houdini’s impact to this day on his adopted American hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.

Houdini In Pittsburgh

Posted by Michael on November 2nd, 2016

Lee Terbosic, who will attempt to recreate this event on its 100th anniversary, talks to WQED about Houdini’s straightjacket escape in downtown Pittsburgh on November 6, 1916.

Blaine Special, Verso Closing And Houdini [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 2nd, 2016

David Blaine’s next special is less than two weeks away… Beyond Magic is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 on ABC. Check those local listings! We have seen a few sites stating this is going to be a new series but according to the ABC press release on The Futon Critic, it is a special.

Theater Mania is reporting that Helder GuimarĂ£es’ Verso is closing early because he has accepted a position as a magic consultant to an upcoming feature film. Verso will run through November 27 at the New World Stages instead of January 15 as originally scheduled.

The Gold Coast Bulletin is reporting on the successful prediction of the Melbourne Cup win, place and show horses by magician Jake Spence.

Let’s just go with Houdini for the rest of the Magic Bulletin, okay? <em>The Detroit Free Press reports on whether Houdini made himself known at the seance held at the American Museum of Magic. The Greenwich Time website has a list of some of Houdini’s greatest quotes and Broadway World has announced that Wayne Alan’s new book on Houdini, Houdini- The Inside Story of His Life and Legend, will be published on March 24, 2017.

Dietrich And Brookz At 2016 Houdini Seance

Posted by Michael on November 1st, 2016

Footage of Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz from this year’s Houdini seance at the Sojourn Restaurant, which was once the home of Harry Houdini.

Houdini: King Of Cards

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2016

On the 90th anniversary of his death, let us not forget that Harry Houdini was not just an escape artist, he was a magician. Long before he picked his first lock or freed himself from his first prison cell, he billed himself as the King Of Cards… and here he shows off his skills.

Celeb Magic, Halloween Magicians And Houdini’s Farm [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2016

Not too long ago Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Doctor Strange) was the magician… on this weekend’s Graham Norton Show he was the assistant to Eddie Redmayne, who is starring in the latest JK Rowling book turned film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

My Central Jersey takes a look at the interesting career of magician and special effects master Mark Dolson; perfect reading for Halloween!

The Seattle Times has another interesting article about a magician with a Halloween side gig as they talk to Matt Dunn about his Halloween attraction Scream Town.

Congratulations to Blake Vogt and Cole Czapek who were married over the weekend (by Justin Willman).

Today is not only Halloween but also the 90th anniversary of the death of Houdini. The Stamford Advocate investigates his local ties as they tell the story of Houdini’s Stamford farm… and why Stamford may have been a very specific choice.