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The gravesite in Queens, New York

Blogcast #2: The Houdini Grave

By Tom Interval Blogcast #2: The Houdini Grave is now live on YouTube. I discuss my 1990 visit to Houdini’s gravesite in Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York.

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Breaking News from Queens re Houdini Grave

They’re calling this “an unprecedented act of theft and vandalism.” The news broke this morning. Here’s a quick excerpt, but you can read the full story by clicking on the link below. Body of Harry Houdini Stolen From Queens Grave … Continue reading

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Interactive Panorama of Houdini’s Grave

Here’s an interactive 360-degree panorama of Houdini’s grave at Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York. Okay, actually, it’s more like 270 degrees, but it still shows a lot for a little picture. Technically, it’s a video (.mov) file. I found … Continue reading

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Carrie Gladys Weiss Died in mid January 1959

By Tom Interval There seems to be a lot of uncertainty about when Carrie Gladys Weiss (Houdini’s sister) died. Until today, even the Wikipedia page about Houdini stated that the year of Gladys’s death is unknown (I changed it). But … Continue reading

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Houdini Grave Short Film by NYU Student

A short film by New York University student David Jalbert, made in 2008 (published on YouTube on Feb. 17, 2013, by user nyunyc archave): Tom Interval

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Gladys & Leopold

By Tom Interval As a follow-up to my blog, Houdini Grave Aerial Map (Feb. 5, 2013), I’m posting two pictures I came across today. I didn’t even realize I had them, but—lo and behold—here they are: Gladys’s and Leopold’s grave markers in … Continue reading

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Houdini Grave Aerial Map

By Tom Interval Here’s an aerial map of the Houdini gravesite in Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York (see below; click to enlarge). It’s based on my visit to the site around 1990. Notice Leopold’s and Gladys’s headstones (Houdini’s brother … Continue reading

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The Houdini Grave

I wrote the following article around 1990 after visiting Houdini’s gravesite in Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York. I originally published this on a website that is no longer active so decided to archive it here. I’ve also included some … Continue reading

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