Category Archives: Escapes

When Harry Met Larry: Was this man Houdini’s assistant?

By Tom Interval Blogcast #10 is live! This one’s about a man who claimed he was Houdini’s assistant for 33 years, but I cast some doubt on that. It’s based on a blog I wrote a few days ago, but … Continue reading

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By Tom Interval This man claimed to be Harry Houdini’s assistant and stand-in for 33 years. It just ain’t so. Read more at the Interval Magic blog: https://intervalmagic.wordpress.com/2019/06/25/when-harry-met-larry/ # # #

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Blogcast #9: Harry Haudyni, German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval Three days ago I posted an entry on my Interval Magic blog about Harry Haudyni, the German imitator of Harry Houdini. Blogcast #9 elaborates on that a bit and provides a way for you to listen to … Continue reading

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Haudyni: A German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval Harry Houdini had many imitators. One of them, called Harry Haudyni, appeared in a 1929 Movietone News film escaping from a straitjacket at a fair in Germany. To read more and to watch the full two-minute film, … Continue reading

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Blogcast #7: Dynamite Magazine Harry Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval Dynamite magazine, issue #79, December 1980, features an article about Harry Houdini titled “HOUDINI: The Magic Man Who Knew Whodunit!” As part of that theme, the mag includes a companion two-piece punch-out that, when constructed, becomes a mechanical toy showing … Continue reading

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Blogcast #5: Wild About Houdini Since 1975

By Tom Interval Blogcast #5: Wild About Harry Since 1975 is live! I talk about John Cox, the creator of the most comprehensive Houdini-related website on the Web: Wild About Houdini. If you’re a Houdini, magic, or history enthusiast and haven’t visited … Continue reading

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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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