My trip to Houdini's house

Discuss the historical aspects of magic, including memories, or favorite stories.

Postby JohnCox » 01/17/11 11:50 AM

Join me as I plunge into Harlem in search of the home of HOUDINI (and watch as I lamely try to get inside). Lots of pics, video, and a map. I do these things so you don't have to. Enjoy!

http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2011/01 ... udini.html
Visit my blog Wild About Harry
User avatar
JohnCox
 
Posts: 848
Joined: 03/21/09 03:03 PM
Location: Studio City, CA

Postby SteveP » 01/17/11 12:15 PM

John,

I don't know if you've ever had a chance to talk with Dixie Dooley, but he was in the house about 30 years ago. He has photos and believe it or not, there was still some of Houdini's personal items in the basement. I think a trunk, some photos and printing plates. The bathroom tiles had either HH or H&B on them.
SteveP
 
Posts: 330
Joined: 01/20/08 01:00 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO

Postby JohnCox » 01/17/11 01:58 PM

Oh, man, I'd KILL to see those photos (okay, maybe not kill, but I may mame).

I've heard various version of how the titles were inscribed. Think I went with Silverman's description.
Visit my blog Wild About Harry
User avatar
JohnCox
 
Posts: 848
Joined: 03/21/09 03:03 PM
Location: Studio City, CA


Return to Magic History and Anecdotes