PopMuse: Magic http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ In 1919 Houdini was tied to a cannon for veterans (twice) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/VJYGpCQlw0E/in-1919-houdini-was-tied-to-cannon-for.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/VJYGpCQlw0E/in-1919-houdini-was-tied-to-cannon-for.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:27:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY In England in 1911 Houdini accepted a challenge in which he was tied to the mouth of a cannon with a lit fuse. While no photos of this escape have ever surfaced, the cannon challenge is iconic enough to have been depicted in two Houdini biopics. Most biographies record this as being the only time Houdini ever did this stunt. But I recently discovered that he repeated the cannon challenge in http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ A Quick Update [Magic Bulletin] http://itricks.com/news/2019/11/a-quick-update-magic-bulletin/ http://itricks.com/news/2019/11/a-quick-update-magic-bulletin/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:58:51 UTC Michael at iTricks.com Magic News, Magic Videos and Podcasts Where have we been? Flu. Magic is no match for the flu. It might be a day or two or three before we are back to a normal schedule. Until then, here is Shin Lim and Colin Cloud on Las Vegas Fox 5. Also, there is a new issue of Vanish Magazine available. You can [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mystifier, First Quarter 2000 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/Wskqh0xSlyw/mystifier-first-quarter-2000.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/Wskqh0xSlyw/mystifier-first-quarter-2000.html Sun, 10 Nov 2019 16:22:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY Continuing my issue by issue look back at the Mystifier, the newsletter of the Houdini Historical Center that ran from 1991-2003. The Mystifier enters the 21st century with an excellent article by curator Kimberly Louagie highlighting items from the Tom Boldt collection. Specifically featured are reports written by Rose Mackenberg for Houdini about her visits to bogus mediums. One such http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Phantom Files: Houdini's Curse http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/5lPm-N49yYc/the-phantom-files-houdinis-curse.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/5lPm-N49yYc/the-phantom-files-houdinis-curse.html Sun, 10 Nov 2019 01:06:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY Buried in all the Halloween action this year was the release of this bit of Houdini fiction, The Phantom Files: Houdini's Curse by William B. Wolfe. The Greatest Escape Artist of All Time is Trapped.� And he thinks I have the key...� After our adventure with Mark Twain, I'd hoped Bones and I were out of the ghost hunting business for good.� But a crafty magician has other plans. Houdini http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Fens - Xmas in November (Official Video) http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/jOtuw0kP5wA/the-fens-xmas-in-november-official-video.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/jOtuw0kP5wA/the-fens-xmas-in-november-official-video.html Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:16:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY Here's a video for "Xmas in November" by The Fens. What does this have to do with Houdini? Plenty, and it's pretty historic. But why don't you watch the video and see if you can figure it out for yourself. I will be back tomorrow to share the answer. Formed in 2004 in Boston, The Fens is songwriting duo Roman Williams & Matt Nakoa with heavy-hitting rhythm section Jesse Magnuson (drums) & http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Houdini's Magicians Club portrait to be auctioned http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/hlnnQrCvU8w/houdinis-magicians-club-portrait-to-be.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/hlnnQrCvU8w/houdinis-magicians-club-portrait-to-be.html Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:04:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY An interesting piece of Houdini history is set to be sold in Haversat & Ewing Galleries latest magic auction November 8-9. I'll let the auction description speak for itself. This fabulous framed portrait was given to Will Goldston by Harry Houdini for the London Magician's Club. The Magicians' Club of London was formed in 1911 by Harry Houdini, Will Goldston, Servais Le Roy along with other http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Houdini's Day of the Dead on Catalina Island http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/4P5xdmCOlXg/houdinis-day-of-dead-on-catalina-island.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/4P5xdmCOlXg/houdinis-day-of-dead-on-catalina-island.html Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:39:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY We've had our share of Houdini seances, but a Houdini Day of the Dead alter? That's exactly what our friends at the Catalina Island Museum created to remember Houdini's visit to the island exactly 100 years ago this month to film Terror Island. A proper Day of the Dead alter, known as altares de muertos or ofrenda, includes items to show the souls the way to their home. As you can see, the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Bess appears on Halloween http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/bePyIBWUsek/bessie-appears-on-halloween.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/bePyIBWUsek/bessie-appears-on-halloween.html Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:16:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY Harry was once again a no show this Halloween. But it turns out Bess was the Houdini who made a reappearance! This photo of Bess ran as part of a Halloween article in The Telegraph ("No escape: Why people still try to contact Houdini from beyond the grave"). I've never seen this shot and it's a beauty. Look at that hat! And notice she's wearing her Royal Crown Brooch. Another Halloween post http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Magician Reacts To Shin Lim On Kelly Clarkson http://itricks.com/news/2019/11/magician-reacts-to-shin-lim-on-kelly-clarkson/ http://itricks.com/news/2019/11/magician-reacts-to-shin-lim-on-kelly-clarkson/ Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:37:12 UTC Michael at iTricks.com Magic News, Magic Videos and Podcasts Generally, we are against reaction videos. We do not understand the point of them… If you have ever heard Howard Stern rail on reaction videos, well, we pretty much agree with him 100% on this one. That being said, we are making an exception for this magician to react on Shin Lim on Kelly Clarkson’s [...] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Harry Houdini's War is at peace with the facts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/JJ5G48lsJKs/harry-houdinis-war-is-at-peace-with.html http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WildAboutHarry/~3/JJ5G48lsJKs/harry-houdinis-war-is-at-peace-with.html Mon, 04 Nov 2019 15:40:00 UTC John Cox at WILD ABOUT HARRY Big Finish�has released their Doctor Who audio drama�Harry Houdini's War�on CD in the UK. This is the conclusion of a trilogy of adventures with the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) and features Houdini played by�John Schwab. I thoroughly enjoyed this�audio�play, and�while I don't think I'm versed enough in Doctor Who to compare it to other Who adventures, I�can review its use of Houdini. It's http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/