Houdini

  • (noun): United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets of padlocked containers (1874-1926).
    Synonyms: Harry Houdini, Erik Weisz

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Popular Examples of Theatrical Séances
... The Houdini Museum offers yearly Houdini séances geared specifically toward "contacting Houdini." The original Houdini séances were done by Houdini's wife Beatrice (Bess) for ten years after Houdini ... She found doing the Houdini séance each year very stressful, possibly hoping against hope that if anyone could escape from the other side and return in a séance, it ... the honor, legacy and tradition of doing the Houdini seances to friend, confidant and Houdini ghost writer, Walter B ...
Larry Sloman
... His latest book, The Secret Life of Houdini, written with magic historian William Kalush, presented research that attempted to prove that early 20th century American magician Harry Houdini was a spy ... The authors also raised the possibility that Houdini had been murdered by a cabal of Spiritualists, prompting Houdini's great-nephew to call for an exhumation of the magician's ...
Conan Doyle - Life and Career - Spiritualism
... Conan Doyle was friends for a time with Harry Houdini, the American magician who himself became a prominent opponent of the Spiritualist movement in the 1920s following the death ... Although Houdini insisted that Spiritualist mediums employed trickery (and consistently exposed them as frauds), Conan Doyle became convinced that Houdini himself possessed supernatural powers—a view expressed in ... Houdini was apparently unable to convince Conan Doyle that his feats were simply illusions, leading to a bitter public falling out between the two ...
Society Of Young Magicians - History
... magic shop in New York, the Society expanded under the leadership of Harry Houdini during his term as National President from 1917-1926 ... Houdini sought to create a large, unified national network of professional and amateur magicians ... Wherever he traveled, Houdini would give a lengthy formal address to the local magic club, making speeches, and usually threw a banquet for the members at his own expense ...
Bess Houdini
... Rahner (January 22, 1876 – February 11, 1943), better known as Bess Houdini, was the stage assistant and wife of Harry Houdini ...