Category Archives: Leopold

Leo’s Connecticut Mansion 360-degree Picture

LINK: Harry Houdini’s Brother Leo Owned This Connecticut Mansion By Tom Interval Are you a Houdini geek? A Connecticut history buff? No? Then the video below probably isn’t for you. It might sound kinda silly, but Houdini enthusiasts like me … 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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Blogcast #1: Harry Houdini’s Dad Fired for Not Speaking English?

By Tom Interval Last June I wrote an article asserting that Harry Houdini’s father, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss, was not fired by his congregation simply because he couldn’t speak English. I’ve decided to make that blog the first in a … Continue reading

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Rabbi Weiss’s Farewell Sermon

By Tom Interval Listen to/watch this blog entry in video format → When Rev. Dr. Mayer Samuel Weiss arrived in the United States in 1876, doubt likely plagued his mind. At 47, he wasn’t a young man anymore, but he … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Stamford Home Identified: 286 Webb’s Hill Road

By Tom Interval Listen to/watch this blog post on video → 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 … 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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