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Houdini, Harry 1874-1926

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

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 634 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 )

19 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Houdini's expose of the fraudulent spiritualist, spirit photography, spirit slate writing, ectoplasm, clairvoyance, and other quakery and cons perpetrated on desperate believers. Specific spiritualists covered in the book include Dr. Slade, the Davenport Brothers, Anne O'Delia Diss Debar, the Fox Sisters, Daniel Dunglas Home, Eusapia Palladino, and other con artists of their ilk. The whole nation was excited by Houdini's campaign against fakers. He traveled across the country, offering money for spirit activities he would be unable to duplicate by his use of skilled illusions. It was a heyday not only for Houdini, but for the spiritualists themselves -- and there was an equally famous protagonist who thought the spirits could indeed be contacted, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A photo at the start of the book records a meeting between Houdini and Doyle, who is given his own chapter in the book. There's also a full section on Daniel Dunglas Home, the English engineer of spectacular paranormal effects. Houdini saves his sharpest arguments for spiritualists who were giving their (usually paying) clients a vision of the hereafter, 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," though Houdini attests to his own open mind on the topic of the afterlife and recounts his personal attempts to communicate with the dead
Miracle mongers and their methods : a complete exposé by Harry Houdini( Book )

22 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini, the movie star by Harry Houdini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 144 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 )

17 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most intriguing and recognized figures of the twentieth century conducts a masterclass in subversion Originally published in 1906, The Right Way to Do Wrong was a masterclass in subversion conducted by the world's greatest illusionist. It collected Houdini's findings, from interviews with criminals and police officers, on the most surefire ways to commit crime and get away with it. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
The unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini( Book )

22 editions published between 1908 and 1970 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini's paper magic; the whole art of performing with paper, including paper tearing, paper folding and paper puzzles by Harry Houdini( Book )

12 editions published between 1922 and 2007 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini's book of magic by Harry Houdini( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man from beyond( Visual )

16 editions published between 1920 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbared wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber
Houdini, the movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 37 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 man from beyond: Howard Hillary is a man frozen in the Arctic. He returns to civilization 100 years later to reclaim the love of his live, reincarnated in the body of a young woman
Book of magic : fascinating puzzles, tricks and mysterious stunts by Beatrice Houdini( Book )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haldane of the secret service( Visual )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 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 29 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
Houdini, the movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grim game: Cameras captured an unplanned incident: two planes colliding in mid-air. The footage was so spectacular that the script was revised to integrate it into the plot
On magic by Harry Houdini( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handcuff secrets by Harry Houdini( Book )

5 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magical rope ties and escapes by Harry Houdini( Book )

4 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini's paper magic by Harry Houdini( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Houdini : art and magic
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Deadota, Giovanni 1874-1926

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Miracle mongers and their methods : a complete exposéThe right way to do wrongHoudini's paper magic; the whole art of performing with paper, including paper tearing, paper folding and paper puzzlesBook of magic : fascinating puzzles, tricks and mysterious stuntsThe Houdini boxThe séanceEscape! : the story of the great Houdini