Category Archives: Siblings

Legends and Lore Persist in Houdini Miniseries

By Tom Interval It’s the dead of winter. Thousands of gawking spectators flood a bridge spanning the frozen river below. The crowd braves the bone-splitting cold for only one reason: to see a man die. Of course, they might not … 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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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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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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