Archive for the 'Harry Houdini' Category

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.

Happy Birthday Harry!

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2017

We’ve posted this before, but what better way to celebrate the 143 birthday of Harry Houdini? This should be a holiday for magicians; after all, Houdini’s name is still foremost among magicians after almost a century!

Have a great and safe weekend, everyone. Go out and make some history of your own!

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.