Archive for the 'Harry Houdini' Category

New Houdini Biopic In the Works

Posted by Michael on December 15th, 2020

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the film based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s Secret Life Of Houdini is moving forward with Ben Affleck in a starring role, but not as Harry himself.

The King Of Halloween Magic

Posted by Michael on October 30th, 2020

Harry Houdini was not a scary performer… but he is, due to his tragic death, forever linked with Halloween. Here is extremely rare film of Houdini performing with coins from the YouTube page associated with the Wild About Harry blog.

Happy Halloween everyone. Be safe, have fun.

The Smithsonian Channel Looks At The Death Of Houdini

Posted by Michael on October 5th, 2020

I will admit I forget about the Smithsonian Channel… I had it for a couple years, it disappeared from my provider, then it returned. But last night while flipping through channels I ran across the new series The Curious Life And Death Of… which just happened to be featuring Harry Houdini. The episode will be replayed a couple times this Friday night (October 9) and it may or may not show up on CBS All Access soon as Smithsonian is one of the channels recently added to the service.

A Little Los Angeles Magic History

Posted by Michael on April 30th, 2020

YouTuber Barry King posted this quick video featuring the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles.

The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini

Posted by Michael on October 23rd, 2019

Joe Posnanski’s new book The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini officially hit the shelves yesterday. Bookpage has a review on the new biography and Literary Hub has an excerpt focused on Houdini’s arrest for fraud in Germany.

New Houdini Exhibit In Milwaukee

Posted by Michael on October 9th, 2019

We are coming up on the anniversary of Houdini’s death and Jewish Museum of Milwaukee has a new exhibit featuring the life and career of the world’s most famous magician featured in this WISN piece.

Also, the Curiosity blog has an exploration of Harry’s infamous friendship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Last Act of Harry Houdini

Posted by Michael on October 3rd, 2019

The Company O Theatre is presenting Barry Killerby’s The Last Act Of Harry Houdini at London’s Cockpit from October 29 until November 2 with a special late night performance on October 31, the anniversary of Houdini’s death. Tickets are available here.