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Harry Houdini Born Erik Weisz 145 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval On March 24, 1874, Erik Weisz was born in Budapest, Hungary. After moving to the United States four years later, the spelling of his name would be anglicized to Ehrich Weiss. From the early 1880s to the … Continue reading

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Blogcast #3: The Final Moments of Houdini’s Life

By Tom Interval Blogcast #3: The The Final Moments of Houdini’s Life is now live on YouTube. About two months after Harry Houdini died, Bess, his wife, wrote a heartfelt letter to magic collector Edwin A. Dearn and his wife, … 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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Harry Houdini: 144 Years and Counting

By Tom Interval Erik Weisz—later Americanized as Ehrich Weiss and ultimately immortalized as Harry Houdini—was born in Budapest, Hungary, 144 years ago today: March 24, 1874. Although Houdini died on Halloween in 1926 at the age of 52, his name … Continue reading

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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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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.    

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Houdini Died Today, 89 Years Ago

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In Memory of Harry Houdini

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Breaking News from Queens re Houdini Grave

They’re calling this “an unprecedented act of theft and vandalism.” The news broke this morning. Here’s a quick excerpt, but you can read the full story by clicking on the link below. Body of Harry Houdini Stolen From Queens Grave … 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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