Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dinner at The Magic Castle with Actress Kristen Connolly

By Tom Interval If you’ve seen The Cabin in the Woods or the Netflix series House of Cards, actress Kristen Connolly’s face might be more familiar to you than her name. But make no mistake about it: Because of her talent, intelligence, beauty, and … Continue reading

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The Milk Can Escape in Full View

I’ve never seen this variation of the Milk Can escape, performed by French illusionist Luc Langevin (see embedded YouTube video below). It’s done in full view! You can see genuine concern on people’s faces—an uncommon reaction from today’s oft-jaded audiences. Brilliant. … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Stamford Home Identified: 286 Webb’s Hill Road

By Tom Interval One of Harry Houdini’s better-known homes was (and is) located at 278 W. 113th St. in Harlem, his permanent residence. However, unless you’re a Houdini geek, you might not know the legendary escapologist and magician also owned … Continue reading

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Bess Houdini with Mirror Cuffs and Houdini Bust

Here’s a magnificent photo of Bess Houdini I recently found on an auction website (below). The glittering goodies on the table include some pretty recognizable stuff. such as the original bronze Houdini bust, the legendary Mirror Cuffs, and the Hamilton & … Continue reading

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