Houdini"s Shadow

by Leo Brent Robillard

Publisher: Turnstone Press

Written in English
Cover of: Houdini
Published: Pages: 176 Downloads: 140
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Subjects:

  • Literary,
  • Fiction - General
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11265591M
ISBN 100888013191
ISBN 109780888013194
OCLC/WorldCa70507171

So naturally we got curious about Houdini’s forgotten years and began investigating. It was the tipping point in his life. The Weisses lived at several addresses, including North Sixth Street, in the northwest quarter of the city. Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, left his home in Wisconsin at the age of 12 to seek his fortune. But Factory work he found was dreary, and young Ehrich longed for excitement. Find out how he went from practicing coin tricks in his spare time to selling out the theaters of Europe - and how this son of poor immigrants transformed himself into the greatest magician in the world/5(2). There was only one problem: Harry Houdini had prepared for this situation, telling his wife, Bess, that should he ever return from the grave, he would speak to her in a code only she would understand. This way she would know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that it was really him reaching out from the afterlife and not the work of a huckster. Best book in the world devoted to escape artist Houdini. Houdini Museum Scranton Wilkes Barre Pocono region. Houdini magic and magic show, magic, Near Steamtown, Pennsylvania (PA) attractions has theater magic, vaudeville magic, 2 hour tour for bus trips, school children, Great for travelers & tourists.

is the homepage of Patrick Culliton, actor and writer, whose most recent book, Houdini--the Key, has created a sensation since it exposes virtually all of Houdini's secrets. Links to pages about Clayton Moore, James Dean, Robert Preston. David’s book gives you an overview of his decades of experience as an illusionist. He has owned and worked with many illusions built by top builders. In this spiral-bound book, he shares his experience and tips on working on these popular marketed illusions but does not reveal exact working methods or construction details.   Buy a cheap copy of Houdini on Magic book by Harry Houdini. Written by the master magician himself, this fascinating work reveals the secrets behind how Houdini escaped numerous death-defying stunts and exposed a variety of Free shipping over $Cited by: 1. Houdini's Box Escapes. Houdini was also known for his infamous "box escapes." There were boxes of wood, glass and metal. Specifically, he was able to escape from a submerged box lowered into a river, a challenge box supplies by builders, and escape from a .

Who Was Harry Houdini? has 6 reviews and 5 ratings. Reviewer kyle wrote: This book is about a magician who did magic tricks and break free from handcuffs and jail cells. He also was a movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia. This reminds me of when I was five and went to magician and watched a lot of /5(5). Harry Houdini Locked Out. There was only one lock that Harry Houdini was unable to pick, the lock of death. In , Harry Houdini’s mother, Cecelia Weiss passed to the “other side”. Feverishly Houdini hired medium after medium in an effort to . The name Harry Houdini is synonymous with magic, escape and deception. Indeed, they were some of the Master Mystifier’s greatest passions but he did have others. As we approach the anniversary of Houdini’s untimely death, I want to look back at another of his passions, specifically his love of literature and how it factored into his life and death.   WALTER GIBSON, after completing Houdini's Escapes and Houdini's Magic, turned to fiction writing, creating the famed mystery character of Lamont Cranston, also known as The Shadow. Under the pen name of Maxwell Grant, he wrote novel-length stories for The Shadow Magazine for more than fifteen years/5(8).

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: Leo Brent Robillard. Sixteen years before there was The Invention of Hugo Cabret, there was The Houdini Box, the first book written and illustrated by Brian Selznick.

It was published in An odd, little book about Victor who is obsessed with Harry Houdini. Out of the blue, he meets his idol who sends him a letter setting up a meeting/5. Get this from a library. Houdini's shadow: a novel. [Leo Brent Robillard] -- The reader first meets Houdinis Shadow book Jake O'Sullivan, the protagonist, in Montreal, where his father is a washed-up boxer in hock to a small-time Jewish mobster.

Jake has had a lifelong obsession with. Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly was a very unique and fascinating read. This is a fictional novel detailing the life and times of the late Bess Houdini, including much Houdinis Shadow book her Houdinis Shadow book magician/escape artist/illusionist husband Harry/5.

Bess Houdini passed on the duty of conducting the Houdini séances to Walter B. Gibson, author of The Shadow book series. Dorothy Dietrich of the Harry Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA states Gibson then passed on the ritual tribute to her. The museum holds two séance events during the Halloween season, one on site and one online.

Harry Houdini’s watch for sale at Midtown jewelry store Meg Wolitzer’s year-old book “The Wife” is now a movie about a woman in the shadow of a Author: Cindy Adams. Harry Houdini (/ h uː ˈ d iː n i /; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; Ma – Octo ) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked Born: Erik Weisz, MaBudapest, Austria.

The following is a guest post authored by Elizabeth Gettins, a Digital Conversion Specialist for the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections (RBSC). She has worked on multiple RBSC digital collections through the years such as the Kraus Collection of Sir Francis Drake, the Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks and the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.

"The open Book," exposes the tricks and traps used to befuddle the mind of the gullible public. Read, learn and be protected. This book was written by the author, J.H. Johnson to stop the crook in his efforts to cheat. The Open Book talks about the tricks that gamblers, crooks, grafters and con men have used over the years and still use today.

Harry Houdini remains one of the most famous magicians in history. Although Houdini could do card tricks and traditional magic acts, he was most famous for his ability to escape from what seemed like anything and everything, including ropes, handcuffs, straightjackets, jail cells, water-filled milk cans, and even nailed-shut boxes that had been Author: Shelly Schwartz.

Leonard N. Beck. discusses significant items in "Things Magical in the Collections of the Rare Book Division," QJLC, v.

31, Octoberp. Also in the collection are prints, playbills, printed ephemera, periodicals, and many volumes of pamphlets on such topics as card tricks, mediums, hypnotism, handcuff escape methods, and chalk. Houdini only performed this illusion a few times in a week-long run in New York City in Julybut it caused a sensation.

While Houdini performed other tricks, bricklayers erected a wall 3 meters (9 ft) high and meters (10 ft) wide on the stage, perpendicular to the audience, so that the they could see both sides of it. Houdini's Box Adam Phillips Faber £, pp Buy it at a discount at BOL.

One man makes a living out of escaping. Before unprecedentedly Author: Gaby Wood. WALTER GIBSON, after completing Houdini's Escapes and Houdini's Magic, turned to fiction writing, creating the famed mystery character of Lamont Cranston, also known as The Shadow.

Under the pen name of Maxwell Grant, he wrote novel-length stories for The Shadow Magazine for more than fifteen years.4/5(2). Call and book now.

()()() Arrive as close to opening & see it in the right order. Starting film repeats at the end. that was done by Houdini's wife and then passed on to biographer and writer of the Shadow series Walter B.

Gibson who, before he died, passed it on to our Dorothy Dietrich. Book Reviews. Houdini’s Shadow. by Leo Brent Robillard. Leo Brent Robillard’s new novel plunges us into the world of Jake O’Sullivan, a young boy growing up in a poverty-ridden section of Montreal.

The year isand Jake’s father, Sean, is an alcoholic boxer working for a small-time hood named Israel Karpowicz. When Israel sends. WALTER GIBSON, after completing Houdini's Escapes and Houdini's Magic, turned to fiction writing, creating the famed mystery character of Lamont Cranston, also known as The Shadow.

Under the pen name of Maxwell Grant, he wrote novel-length stories for The Shadow Magazine for more than fifteen : Houdini's GHOST. likes.

ON JANUARY 9TH BESS HOUDINI CONFIRMED THE SUCCESS OF THE GREATEST AFTER LIFE EXPERIMENT OF ALL TIME. HARRY HOUDINI HAD SURVIVED DEATH!Followers:   Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians.

Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra other titles include The Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and three /5(13).

Get print book. No eBook available. Go to Google Play Now» Houdini's Escapes and Magic. Walter Brown Gibson. Blue Ribbon Books, - Escape artists - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents. Houdinis Notes. 3: The Escape Act. Houdini lurks in The Shadow #0 The Dynamite website shows the official street date as J but the book is in-stock now (I already have my copy in hand).

The Shadow #0 is written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Colton Worley and a cover by Gabriel Hardman. The Great Houdinis a.k.a. The Great Houdini is a American made-for-television biographical film which is a fictionalized account of the life of the Hungarian-American escape artist and entertainer Harry film was written and directed by Melville Shavelson and features Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky and Hutch) and Sally Struthers (All in the Family) and Directed by: Melville Shavelson.

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Spellbinding: Collectible Magic Books by Julie Oreskovich. Houdini's Book of Magic and Party Pastimes Harry Houdini. Magic and deception has been practiced throughout history.

Magicians have performed in the streets and marketplaces of ancient Greece and Rome, and even today magicians continue to entrall audiences.

Find any. The book will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' May Previews catalog. In The Shadow #0, secrets of The Shadow’s past are revealed as he meets Houdini. The Shadow infiltrates the sanctum of an esoteric society of murderous magicians, who are hell-bent on escaping the ultimate trap-death itself.

Student Objectives. Session 1. Session 2. Session 3. Session 4. Session 5. Student Assessment/Reflections STUDENT OBJECTIVES. Students will. Gain an understanding of what to think about in order to comprehend text by demonstrating comprehension of the book The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick; Develop the skills necessary to complete all steps of the writing.

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I had previously mentioned a book I had read which set forth the requirements of good health, such as the care of the skin, the maintenance of an abdominal muscular corset, and a good digestion; Houdini suggested that I feel his abdomen. – His muscles were like a washboard and his abdomen as unyielding as a sandbag.

However, the tradition of holding séances to contact Houdini continues until today, held by magicians of all sorts all around the world. Bess Houdini passed on the tradition to Walter B. Gibson, an American author, magician and also the writer of the Shadow stories that appeared in Pulp novels.

He wrote of the Shadow novels.y and Bess, now “The Houdinis,” spend six years struggling with their act Houdinis get a big break, perform in top vaudeville theaters acr oss the country Houdinis tour Britain and Europe Houdinis r etur n to United States and buy a house in New York City and a small farm in Connecticut Har r y begins doing handcuffed File Size: 8MB.Rare find!

The book is clean and tight with square corners. The book is in good condition with dried water speckles on front cover and natural tanning from age. The jacket is mylared and has multiple creases at edges, small chips at edges and in center of spine cover.

Author also writes under name Maxwell Grant. Shelf Not a book club (BC)copy.