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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2014

By Tom Interval For this year’s Houdini jack-o’-lantern, I wanted to make a scary version of Houdini’s face. It’s not perfect, but I think I’ve accomplished the scary part. Hope you enjoy, and Happy Halloween week (a.k.a., National Magic Week)! … Continue reading

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John Cox: Wild About Harry Since 1975

By Tom Interval Listen to/watch this blog entry in video format → In 1980, 15-year-old John Cox told a Los Angeles Times reporter he was the third disciple of Harry Houdini. The first two, he said, were carnival worker Edward … Continue reading

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Tidings from the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame

By Tom Interval The Niagara Falls-based Houdini Magical Hall of Fame (1968-1995) started a  magic club called The Houdini Magical Fraternity. Members would receive promotional discounts and the monthly Fraternity newsletter, Tidings. If you’ve never heard of Tidings, check out the photo … Continue reading

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Houdini Grave Aerial Map

By Tom Interval Here’s an aerial map of the Houdini gravesite in Machpelah Cemetery in Queens, New York (see below; click to enlarge). It’s based on my visit to the site around 1990. Notice Leopold’s and Gladys’s headstones (Houdini’s brother … Continue reading

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Quick Lock-picking Fun

Practicing lock picking this weekend. I’m a rank amateur, but I’m having fun. Tom Interval

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Hats Off to Houdini

Here’s a quick little video in honor of Houdini. Tom Interval

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