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Houdini : art and magic

Author: Brooke Kamin Rapaport; Harry Houdini; Alan Brinkley; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.); et al
Publisher: New York : Jewish Museum, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Kamin Rapaport; Harry Houdini; Alan Brinkley; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.); et al
ISBN: 9780300146844 0300146841
OCLC Number: 540644081
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum in New York and three other institutions between Oct. 31, 2010 and May 13, 2012.
Description: xvii, 261 p. ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Houdini's transformation in visual culture / Brooke Kamin Rapaport --
The immigrant world of Harry Houdini / Alan Brinkley --
Houdini's the rabbi's son / Kenneth Silverman --
Bess : the magician's assistant, the magician's wife / Hasia R. Diner --
Drawings by Raymond Pettibon --
Considering Houdini : interviews / E.L. Doctorow ... [et al.] --
The many lives of Harry and Bess Houdini : a chronology / Gabriel de Guzman --
Houdini's magic apparatus : needle threading, handcuffs, metamorphosis trunk, milk can, water torture cell, straitjacket.
Responsibility: Brooke Kamin Rapaport ; with contributions by Alan Brinkley ... [et al.].

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Born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a rabbi's son who became one of the 20th century's most famous performers. This title is illustrated with a range of visual  Read more...

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Finalist for the 2011 National Jewish Book Awards in the Visual Arts category, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council--National Jewish Book Awards Finalist "Jewish Book Council "

 
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