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Houdini, Harry 1874-1926

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Houdini : art and magic by Brooke Kamin Rapaport( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates Harry Houdini's life and career, covering his daring escapes, cinematic escapades, Broadway career, secretive personal life, and influence on Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, and Edward Hopper
A magician among the spirits by Harry Houdini( Book )

25 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole country got excited by Houdini's campaign against faking spiritualists. He careened through the country, offering money for spirit contacts he couldn't duplicate by admitted magical chicanery. It was a heyday not only for Houdini but for the spirit-callers and there was an equally famous protagonist who thought the spirits could indeed be contacted, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A photo at the front records a meeting between Houdini and Doyle and Houdini gives Doyle his own chapter. There's an earlier chapter on Daniel Dunglas Home, the English engineer of spectacular paranormal effects. Houdini raises hell with spiritualists who were giving their (usually paying) clients a vision of heavens to come, and shares the methods used to practice "fake" and sensational spiritualism. Houdini was nothing if not unrelenting. As a taste of things to come, he ends his introduction with the words: "Up to the present time everything that I have investigated has been the result of deluded brains."
Miracle mongers and their methods : a complete exposé by Harry Houdini( Book )

30 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary magician and illusionist Harry Houdini turns a critical eye to the astonishing claims of those in his own profession. Using personal research and observations, Houdini reveals the cunning techniques employed by fire-eaters, sword swallowers, and other masters of deception to mystify and amaze audiences around the world. This classic skeptical work explores and exposes the methods of such "wonders" as "The Incombustible Spaniard," "Defiers of Poisonous Reptiles," and many others. Originally published in the 1920s, Miracle Mongers and Their Methods scrupulously examines the direct predecessors of modern psychics and mentalists
Houdini's paper magic; the whole art of performing with paper, including paper tearing, paper folding and paper puzzles by Harry Houdini( )

16 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it true that a magician never reveals his secrets? In this rare 1922 gem, master illusionist Harry Houdini may not explain how to make an elephant disappear or how to perform fantastic acts of escape, but he does divulge dozens of terrific sleight-of-hand tricks and puzzles anyone can do with paper. Divided into four parts?paper tricks, paper folding, paper tearing, and paper puzzles?Houdini's Paper Magic is an accessible and easy-to-follow guide to all sorts of tricks with paper. In addition to magic like "The Traveling Paper Balls" and "The Spirit Communication," Houdini delves into traditional origami such as "The Japanese Bird" and "The Bullfrog." He also shows how paper?torn carefully and properly?can produce elegant and intricate structures such as a ladder, a trellis, and a fir tree. Finally, he offers a number of paper puzzles that will challenge the mind. Houdini's Paper Magic is a wonderful glimpse back into the history of the art of magic and essential for anyone interested in learning tricks and techniques from one of magic's greatest conjurers
Houdini : the movie star. Part 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers. Culled from film archives and private collections, this film includes all of Houdini's surviving films as an actor, rare footage of actual handcuff and straitjacket escapes, and a wealth of historical information
Houdini : the movie star. Part 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers. Culled from film archives and private collections, this film includes all of Houdini's surviving films as an actor, rare footage of actual handcuff and straitjacket escapes, and a wealth of historical information
The man from beyond by Burton King( Visual )

19 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his life, reincarnated in the body of a young woman. Filmed in large part at and about Lake Placid in New York, and Niagara Falls to the brink of which the stalwart Hillary is whirled in his efforts to save his lady love
Houdini, the movie star by Harry Houdini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves
The right way to do wrong by Harry Houdini( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the best of those writings alongside little-known articles by Houdini on his own brand of deception: magic. Revealing the secrets of his signature tricks, including handcuff and rope escapes, and debunking the methods of his rivals, he proves himself to be just as clever and nimble a writer as he was a magician--and surprisingly free with trade secrets! All of which makes this unique selection of works both the ultimate anti-etiquette guide and proof that things are not always as they seem. In an exclusive introduction to this volume, Teller--magician, comedian, and silent sidekick of Penn Jillette--speaks up about the greatest magician of modern times
The unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini( Book )

22 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror island by Burton L King( Visual )

8 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves. The plot, such as it is, involves a ship of sunken pearls, a South Seas trader held hostage for the return of the idol's eye, human sacrifice, television and a most peculiar tribe of Polynesians, in which the men are all African Americans and the women are blondes
Haldane of the secret service( Visual )

5 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers
Excerpts of the grim game( Visual )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers
The master mystery( Visual )

2 editions published in 1919 in Undetermined and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the year 1919, Harry Houdini was known throughout the world as a master magician and escape artist. Having conquered the stage, he set out to rule the screen, appearing in a series of thrillers built upon his almost supernatural powers
Harry Houdini's paper magic : the whole art of paper tricks, including folding, tearing and puzzles by Harry Houdini( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aspiring illusionists can learn from one of the world's greatest magicians with this facsimile of a 1922 book by Harry Houdini. The master sleight-of-hand artist explains how to use the simplest of props--sheets of paper-- to completely captivate audiences. Houdini's easy-to-follow directions, many of them accompanied by illustrations, are accessible to readers of all ages and skill levels. The manual consists of four parts: paper tricks, paper folding, paper tearing, and paper puzzles. The first section reveals the secrets behind such magic tricks as "The Dancing Sailor" and "The Spirit Communication." Subsequent sections offer guides to folding a bird, a bullfrog, a hat, and other traditional origami models and to carefully tearing paper to produce a ladder, a five-pointed star, a string of dancing skeletons, and other intricate figures. The final part presents several challenging paper puzzles based on geometric forms"--
Houdini's book of magic by Harry Houdini( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right way to do wrong : an exposé of successful criminals by Harry Houdini( Book )

13 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magical rope ties and escapes by Harry Houdini( )

5 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handcuff secrets by Harry Houdini( )

3 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini on magic by Walter B Gibson( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Harry Houdini's own descriptions of his daring escapes and the fraudulence in the spiritualist movement, and includes instructions for more than forty stage tricks
 
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Houdini : art and magic
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A magician among the spiritsMiracle mongers and their methods : a complete exposéHoudini's paper magic; the whole art of performing with paper, including paper tearing, paper folding and paper puzzlesThe right way to do wrong : an exposé of successful criminalsHoudini on magicOther worldsEscape! : the story of the great Houdini
Alternative Names
Deadota, Giovanni 1874-1926

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Вайс Э

Вайс Э. 1874-1926

Гарри Гудини

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