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Magicians of Yesteryear: Harry Houdini

Houdini is one of the most famous magicians.

As a youngster, I remember seeing TV magicians who would re-enact Houdini escape tricks. Even to this day, magicians like DMC do versions of his performances.

Wishing to learn more about Houdini, I discovered that he was born in Hungary in 1874 and died in 1926 at the age of 52.

The best reference links that I could find for more info about Houdini are below.

As so much material is online, it made sense for this blog post to be a reference point for some Houdini materials which includes biographies, how he died, blogs and lists of tricks.

It is also worth noting that the Discovery History channel has a three part Houdini show that is currently airing and also worth watching called Houdini’s Last Secrets. A 3 part series.

Biography sites

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Houdini Blog


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