Archive for the 'Harry Houdini' Category

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!

Ning Cai, DaVinci Update, Houdini And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2017

Today’s lead off video is of Ning Cai from back in her Magic Babe days with JC Sum around 2010. We pulled it out because it is the video the Singapore website Mothership used in its weekend profile of Ning Cai.

The Spokesman-Review has a profile of David DaVinci, taken from a phone conversation before wife Jamie’s accident while performing, that focuses on plans in the future to build a magic theater. The last email update indicated that things were looking up for the DaVincis and that the cruise line may be helping out more than initially thought. As of yesterday you could still get online access to the Magic Master Summit for the fund-raising sale price of $97.

Britain’s Got Talent will be returning to the air soon… and The Daily Mail breaks down its first preview (which features magic).

Finally, as a nod to Harry’s birthday City Guide NY took a quick look at the Houdini Museum in NYC over the weekend and J Star Daily printed an overview of Houdini’s career as the original bad boy of magic.