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When Harry Met Larry: Was this man Houdini’s assistant?

By Tom Interval Blogcast #10 is live! This one’s about a man who claimed he was Houdini’s assistant for 33 years, but I cast some doubt on that. It’s based on a blog I wrote a few days ago, but … Continue reading

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Houdini the Mystercist Wishes You a Happy Fourth of July

By Tom Interval Ladies and gentlemen, presenting  the mystercist, wizard, and expert in extrication and self-release, HOUDINI, assisted by MME. HOUDINI, in new illusions this Fourth of July, 1899, at the Orpheum, 110 S. Main St., Los Angeles, California. Both masters of … Continue reading

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The Abracadabra Kid Meets Bess Houdini

By Tom Interval If you’re a fan of children’s literature, then you’re probably familiar with Sid Fleischman’s work. If not, here’s the scoop: Fleischman (1920-2010) was a Newbery Medal-winning author who wrote children’s books, screenplays, novels, instructional magic books, and … Continue reading

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Houdini Final Official Seance

The final official Houdini seance took place on the rooftop of the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood, California, on October 31, 1936, exactly 10 years after Houdini died. I made this video from an old audio cassette tape in honor of … Continue reading

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