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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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Houdini Room at Copperfield’s Musha Cay

By Tom Interval I was browsing YouTube tonight and came across a promotional video for Musha Cay, an island in the southern Bahamas owned by illusionist David Copperfield. During the video, I was surprised and pleased to see that one of the … 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Unpublished 1992 Houdini Seance Photos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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Dinner at The Magic Castle with Actress Kristen Connolly

By Tom Interval If you’ve seen The Cabin in the Woods or the Netflix series House of Cards, actress Kristen Connolly’s face might be more familiar to you than her name. But make no mistake about it: Because of her talent, intelligence, beauty, and … Continue reading

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Davenport’s to Exhibit Death Defying Acts Torture Cell

By Tom Interval Ever wonder what happened to the Water Torture Cell in the 2007 feature film Death Defying Acts? Well, wonder no more, Houdini fans. According to an article in the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Davenport’s Magic Kingdom—an exciting new … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls Lovebirds

A rare, never-before-published photo of Harry Houdini and his wife Bess inhabiting this dimension to visit the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Canada. May your Valentine’s Day be equally anachronistic. Tom Interval

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