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Houdini Then and Now

By Tom Interval We all have our time machines, don’t we? Those that take us back are memories, and those that carry us forward are dreams. – Über-Morlock, The Time Machine (2002) It’s about time. Literally and figuratively. You see, … 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Unpublished 1992 Houdini Seance Photos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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“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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Legends and Lore Persist in Houdini Miniseries

By Tom Interval It’s the dead of winter. Thousands of gawking spectators flood a bridge spanning the frozen river below. The crowd braves the bone-splitting cold for only one reason: to see a man die. Of course, they might not … 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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‘Houdini’ Miniseries Photos

By Tom Interval Here are some promotional photos from the upcoming “Houdini” two-part miniseries, set to air Sept. 1 and 2, 9 p.m. ET/PT on History. All photos copyright 2014 A+E Networks. http://www.history.com/shows/houdini

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A+E Announces Premier of ‘Houdini’ Miniseries Sept. 1, 9 p.m.

By Tom Interval Today A+E Networks officially announced the premiere of the two-part miniseries “Houdini,” staring Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) as Harry Houdini and Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess Houdini, set to air Sept. 1 … Continue reading

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