Category Archives: Experts

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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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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In Memory of Henry Muller

By Tom Interval Henry Muller, cofounder of the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, a public museum and tourist attraction operated in Niagara Falls, Canada, from 1968 to 1995, died on Feb. 28 in Hamilton, Ontario. He was 86 years old. … Continue reading

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In Honor of Mick Hanzlik

By Tom Interval Mick Hanzlik, master locksmith, Houdini expert, and magician, died on November 1 of cancer. I met Mick six years ago in Ontario, California, during Mark and Sheila Cannon‘s escape-artist convention. Although he and I were not friends, … Continue reading

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Unpublished 1992 Houdini Seance Photos

By Tom Interval Doug Johnson, a photographer living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, attended and photographed the 66th official Houdini seance, held on October 31, 1992, at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Canada. Almost 23 years later, … Continue reading

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Houdini Miniseries Coverage

By Tom Interval If you read this blog from time to time, you might recall that last year Houdini expert John Cox (Wild About Harry) and I were fortunate enough to have dinner at the Magic Castle with actress Kristen … Continue reading

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John Cox: Wild About Harry Since 1975

By Tom Interval In 1980, 15-year-old John Cox told a Los Angeles Times reporter he was the third disciple of Harry Houdini. The first two, he said, were carnival worker Edward Saint and noted illusionist and author Milbourne Christopher. At … Continue reading

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