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Blogcast #9: Harry Haudyni, German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval Three days ago I posted an entry on my Interval Magic blog about Harry Haudyni, the German imitator of Harry Houdini. Blogcast #9 elaborates on that a bit and provides a way for you to listen to … Continue reading

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Haudyni: A German Houdini Imitator

By Tom Interval Harry Houdini had many imitators. One of them, called Harry Haudyni, appeared in a 1929 Movietone News film escaping from a straitjacket at a fair in Germany. To read more and to watch the full two-minute film, … Continue reading

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Blogcast #8: Harry Houdini’s Stamford Home

By Tom Interval In 1904, Harry Houdini purchased a summer home on farmland in Stamford, Connecticut. For some unknown reason, he sold it a year later, and since then, only two other families have owned it. The original house burned … Continue reading

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Leo’s Connecticut Mansion 360-degree Picture

LINK: Harry Houdini’s Brother Leo Owned This Connecticut Mansion By Tom Interval Are you a Houdini geek? A Connecticut history buff? No? Then the video below probably isn’t for you. It might sound kinda silly, but Houdini enthusiasts like me … Continue reading

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Blogcast #7: Dynamite Magazine Harry Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval Dynamite magazine, issue #79, December 1980, features an article about Harry Houdini titled “HOUDINI: The Magic Man Who Knew Whodunit!” As part of that theme, the mag includes a companion two-piece punch-out that, when constructed, becomes a mechanical toy showing … Continue reading

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Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject of today’s blogcast. Hope you … Continue reading

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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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