When you hear the name Houdini, you probably get a very specific image in your head. That of a man in a straight jacket escaping something. But a new movie will explore a side of the legend many people don’t know existed: The skeptic.
The 1920s are associated with illicit booze and unsustainable stock market returns, but the decade was marked by another craze, as well—a fad for Spiritualism.
Yep, it's official: the creators of The Librarian and House are joining forces for a 10-episode series about "the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini." And the two iconic figures will be solving crimes of the supernatural variety.
Adrien Brody transforms into the early 20th century escape artist Harry Houdini for the History Channel miniseries Houdini. Known for his ability to escape chains, locks, and upside-down boxes filled with water, Houdini was legend — let's just hope this miniseries lives up to the artist's reputation.
If you can't wait until Christmas for your next Doctor Who fix, the BBC is running a new illustrated Doctor Who short story, Houdini and The Space Cuckoos, in which the Eleventh Doctor enlists the famed escape artist's help in defeating a race of giant, body-possessing birds.
As any steampunk will gleefully tell you, the Victorian era was a period of incredible discovery, where scientific breakthroughs occurred at an astonishing rate. Which was the perfect environment for a book like Scientific Amusements to be published - a hodgepodge of science, illusion, party tricks, naturalism, and…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle went to a meeting of the Society of American Magicians at the Hotel McAlpin in New York City On June 3, 1922 to present a wonder to the gathered illusionists — including his friend and society chairman, Harry Houdini. He prefaced his display by saying he was going to show the waiting magicians…