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Harry Houdini

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Harry Houdini's Biography

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was an Austrian-Hungarian-born American stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice as Harry Handcuff Houdini, on a tour of Europe, where he would sensationally challenge different police-forces to try to keep him locked up. This revealed a talent for gimmickry and for audience involvement that would characterise all his work. Soon he was extending his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to hold his breath inside a sealed milk-can.

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Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Photographs with Jack London]
Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Photographs with Jack London]
From: Boston Public Library
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  • If I Worked for Google: Harry Houdini's Last Performance

      Blog Source: ifiworkedforgoogle.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Harry Houdini's Last Performance. October 24, 1926- Harry Houdini conducts his last performance during which he had a fever of 104 °F (40 °C). It was reported that Houdini passed out during the show, but was revived to finish. Older Post.
  • nb Waiouru: Harry Houdini can't get out and the first 2014 ...

      Blog Source: www.narrowboat-waiouru.co.uk | 3 months ago
    Another sunny day which had the solar controller ticking over nicely. Mid afternoon we decided to open the Houdini hatches for the first time this year. No issues with the bow and stern hatches but “Harry” in the middle didn't want to open.
  • Harry Houdini Registers for the Draft - Geni

      Blog Source: www.geni.com | 3 months ago
    Harry Houdini Registers for the Draft. Posted April 29, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment. Have you come across a World War I draft registration card in your genealogy research? These draft cards can hold a wealth of genealogical information.

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