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“Nearly Dying for a Living”

By Tom Interval History’s Houdini two-part miniseries, which aired in the United States on Sept. 1 and 2, introduces a younger generation to one of the most enduring Houdini myths of all time: the legendary escapologist and illusionist almost drowning under an … Continue reading

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Did this man live at 278 W. 113th St. before Houdini?

By Tom Interval We know a few things about Harry Houdini’s New York City home at 278 W. 113th St. and even got a glimpse inside last year when the New York Daily News interviewed Fred Thomas, the current owner. … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope: Houdini, 1960s Radio Show

By Tom Interval Ever heard of the 1960s radio show Kaleidoscope? Created and hosted by WJR Detroit radio personality Mike Whorf, the show, which received a George Foster Peabody award in 1968, offered a “skillful blend of recorded music and … Continue reading

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