Category Archives: Halloween

In Memory of Houdini on the 90th Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval It’s been 90 years since Harry Houdini (1874–1926) died on Halloween, yet his name lives on—a testament to the genius behind his showmanship, originality, technical abilities, and knack for attaining publicity. Unhappy anniversary, Harry.     Advertisements

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Houdini Died Today, 89 Years Ago

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San Fran Pre-Seance Show Tickets Still Available

By Tom Interval Tickets are sold out for the Official Houdini Seance 2015; however, you can still reserve your seats for the 2 and 5 p.m. magic and skepticism shows that will precede the main event at the historic Brava … Continue reading

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Listen to Houdini’s Final Seance (1936)

By Tom Interval Long before Harry Houdini died on Halloween (89 years ago this Saturday), he and his wife, Bess, purportedly made a pact that the first to die would try to contact the survivor from “the great beyond,” as … Continue reading

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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2015

I just finished carving this year’s Houdini jack-o’-lantern—one of my favorite annual traditions. Hope you enjoy and have a fantastic Halloween! You can watch a seven-second video of it on the Houdini Museum YouTube channel or below (embedded).

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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2014

By Tom Interval For this year’s Houdini jack-o’-lantern, I wanted to make a scary version of Houdini’s face. It’s not perfect, but I think I’ve accomplished the scary part. Hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween week (a.k.a., National Magic Week)! … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: How did Houdini die?

By Tom Interval If there were such a thing as the perfect day to die, Harry Houdini would have thanked the Grim Reaper. The legendary showman escaped the earth 87 years ago this minute—1:26 p.m. (ET) on October 31, 1926. … Continue reading

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