Archive for the 'Harry Houdini' Category

Ripley’s Delves Into Houdini And Spiritualism

Posted by Michael on June 16th, 2021

The good folks over at Ripley’s After Dark turned their attention to the story of Houdini, his mother’s death and his battle against spiritualism. Obviously, this was their Mother’s Day episode!

The King Of Escapology

Posted by Michael on May 18th, 2021

The master himself… Harry Houdini from the Huntley Archives.

Fantasma Looks At Houdini

Posted by Michael on March 30th, 2021

Fantasma Magic started a very cool series on their YouTube Page Looking at the Roger Dreyer collection of Houdiniana. Worth checking out!

WTMJ Covers Houdini’s 147th

Posted by Michael on March 26th, 2021

A piece on Houdini from WTMJ which ran earlier this week to recognize Houdini’s 147th birthday on March 24th. Can’t imagine, though, anyone in Appleton not knowing Houdini grew up there….

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.