Today is not just Halloween, it is the 85th anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini. So, ladies and gentlemen! Introducing a quick round up of just a few of the many interesting books and other items about this fascinating man and magician:
The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero by William Kalush (B HOUDINI)
Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes (very cool graphic novel; 793.8 LUT)
Houdini!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss: American Self-Liberator, Europe’s Eclipsing Sensation, World’s Handcuff King and Prison Breaker by Kenneth Silverman.
A timeline of Houdini’s life and other items of interest from the PBS “American Experience:Houdini” (the Library has it on order).
From Houdini’s scrapbook: a Scene and Prop. List
You can even listen to Houdini explaining one of his famous stunts, the Water Torture Chamber (found in the Internet Archive).