Harry Houdini – This Week in the News


October 29, 2016 by houdiniandhardeen

By Harvey Hanford 10/31/2016

On 10/29/1926 Harry Houdini was losing a battle against peritonitis at Grace Hospital in Detroit.  That was 90 years ago and people still can’t stop talking about the worlds greatest Magician and Escape Artist today!

He would have loved all of the buzz about him this week and on Halloween. I’ve listed links to several stories here. I will continue to update the list as more stories surface on Halloween:

October 31 1926 1:26 PM – Houdini Dies

Harry Houdini, David Abbott and a young Johnny Carson: Omaha has a long history with magicians By Kevin Coffey / World-Herald staff writer 10/31/2016

Unlocking the secrets of Houdini’s life in Stamford By John Breunig October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween: Providence man says he knows where Houdini’s treasure trove is By Donita Naylor Oct 30, 2016

Local history: Houdini made great escapes in Akron By Mark J. Price Beacon Journal staff writer October 30, 2016

William Hilliar and the lost Houdini message code by John Cox – Wild About Harry – Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Official Houdini Séance 2016 details revealed by John Cox – Wild About Harry – Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Séance Calls for Harry Houdini at Home The Wall Street Journal Oct. 28, 2016 6:26 p.m. ET

Houdini Séance Demonstration in Danville, Oct. 31 by John Cox – Wild About Harry – Friday, October 28, 2016

No escape from the genius of Harry Houdini – euronews – 28/10/2016

Actor Duffy Hudson embodies Poe and Houdini – The Daily Courier – by Cindy Barks October 27, 2016

S.A.M. dedicates historic plaque and honors Deborah Hardeen in New York – by John Cox – Wild About Harry – Thursday, October 27, 2016

Magicians Will Try to Channel Harry Houdini at Upper East Side Eatery By Shaye Weaver October 26, 2016

Harry Houdini Honored at Manhattan Home for the 90th Anniversary of His Death by Caitlin Schneider October 26, 2016

Spirit of Houdini: Magician to host séance By Oct 26, 2016 

Illusionists also celebrate on Halloween – Ionia man talks on 90th anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death – By Nicholas Grenke – Oct 26, 2016

A brief, wondrous history of Chicago magic – New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic. By David Witter. October 26, 2016

Houdini the great escape artist couldn’t escape his own painful death – The Daily Telegraph by October 24, 2016 

Magician to recreate Houdini’s famous straight jacket escape in Pittsburgh – By Lisa Wardle October 24, 2016 

Harvey Hanford – 10/29/2016
Updated on 10/31/2016


3 thoughts on “Harry Houdini – This Week in the News

  1. Great stuff. Will you continue to add to this? I usually do something like this on Halloween — gather all the story links from around the web — but I won’t be doing it this year.

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  2. Reblogged this on houdini & hardeen and commented:

    Updated with more news on 10/31/2016


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