Category Archives: Death

Harry Houdini: 144 Years and Counting

By Tom Interval Erik Weisz—later Americanized as Ehrich Weiss and ultimately immortalized as Harry Houdini—was born in Budapest, Hungary, 144 years ago today: March 24, 1874. Although Houdini died on Halloween in 1926 at the age of 52, his name … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Suspended Straitjacket Escape at Police Field Day Games

By Tom Interval There’s no enviable day to die, but if you’re a magician, and you have to cash in your chips, anyway, it might as well be on Halloween. That’s exactly what Harry Houdini did 91 years ago today: … Continue reading

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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2017

By Tom Interval Last year I skipped my annual ritual of carving a Houdini jack-o’-lantern, but on this day—the eve of Halloween and of Houdini’s 91st death anniversary—I’m pleased to share a few photos of the one I made this … Continue reading

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In Memory of Houdini on the 90th Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval It’s been 90 years since Harry Houdini (1874–1926) died on Halloween, yet his name lives on—a testament to the genius behind his showmanship, originality, technical abilities, and knack for attaining publicity. Unhappy anniversary, Harry.    

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Houdini Died Today, 89 Years Ago

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San Fran Pre-Seance Show Tickets Still Available

By Tom Interval Tickets are sold out for the Official Houdini Seance 2015; however, you can still reserve your seats for the 2 and 5 p.m. magic and skepticism shows that will precede the main event at the historic Brava … Continue reading

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Listen to Houdini’s Final Seance (1936)

By Tom Interval Long before Harry Houdini died on Halloween (89 years ago this Saturday), he and his wife, Bess, purportedly made a pact that the first to die would try to contact the survivor from “the great beyond,” as … Continue reading

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