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The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini's Ten Greatest Illusions

There is an unwritten rule among magicians never to reveal how a trick is done. So when a 2004 exhibition explained Harry Houdini’s illusions, magicians around the world were apoplectic. David Copperfield called it a breach of magic protocol, and performers declared that they would boycott the exhibition. Many claimed to still use Houdini’s tricks themselves. More »      

New York’s Most Unusual Halloween Ritual

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

In one of his last great performances, Harry Houdini escaped after 90 minutes from a coffin submerged in the swimming pool of New York's Shelton Hotel (today the New York Marriott East Side).

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The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There is an unwritten rule among magicians never to reveal how a trick is done. So when a 2004 exhibition explained Harry Houdini's illusions, magicians around the world were apoplectic. David Copperfield called it a breach of magic protocol, and performers declared that they would boycott the exhibition. Many claimed to still use Houdini's tricks themselves. Read more...

12 Things You May Not Know About Houdini

3 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Harry Houdini is, far and away, the most famous magician and escape artist in world history. Like Shakespeare, Babe Ruth, Elvis and the Beatles, he is the undisputed number one in his field. Show More Summary

Houdini's Queens grave site to get a magic fix

A group of Harry Houdini fans are working hard to cobble together the funds to fix the legendary magician's Queens grave site.

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Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. I love reading about Houdini.  I was interested in Houdini since I was a kid; even before I learned that he and his wife were infertile and remained childless. Around this time of year, articles […]

Houdini (2014) (Blu-ray)

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Alice Nelson Quote: "We are taken on a wild ride that was Houdini's life, and, even with some exaggerations, it doesn't change the fact that this is a beautifully done film."

Psychos and Psychics

I've always believed that psychics are just hucksters and fraudsters who exploit the loss of people whose loved ones have passed away and the great escapologist, Harry Houdini spent large part of his life exposing the worst offenders...Show More Summary

Damon Does Some Up-Close Magic With HOUDINI Writer-Director Nicholas Meyer And Actor Evan Jones!

The mastermind behind TIME AFTER TIME, THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION and STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN discusses his latest feat of movie magic. Read the full article on AICN (Jeremy here with a terrific contribution from a friend of AICN, Damon Houx. Show More Summary

The Mary Sue Exclusive Clip: Houdini’s Heroine

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Houdini is available via Digital HD now and on on Blu-ray and DVD October 7 but here's a special behind-the-scenes clip you won't see there. It features star Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) discussing her role as Harry Houdini's (Adrien...Show More Summary

PREVIEWS: Dynamite Comics on Sale October 1, 2014

Read previews of Dynamite's releases for this week including "Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini" #1, "Chaos" #6, "Vampirella" #5 and more.

Check out Auburn QB Nick Marshall Evade Sack, Throw 44-Yd Jaw-Dropping Touchdown

Nick Marshall is one of the most elusive players in college football. Watch this insane Houdini act the Auburn Tigers quarterback pulls on Louisiana Tech. Is Nick Marshall the most electric QB in college football? Watch the video and let us know. Read more College Football news on BleacherReport.com

Beach Wave CGI Simulation

It’s amazing just how realistic CGI water simulation has gotten. Check out this short demo from Carlos Parmentier using Houdini FX which shows off sea foam, bubbles, wind, mist, splashes and even a dead body floating there.

How Harry Houdini escaped death

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