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Author: David G McCulloughNancy W PorterNancy Porter Productions.WGBH Educational Foundation.Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS Home Video [distributor], ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Houdini tells the story of one of history's greatest showmen. Raised in poverty, Houdini began his career playing second-rate venues. When he made dramatic escapes part of his act, his ascension began. Drawing on film footage and photographs, and featuring commentary by David Copperfield, The Amazing Randi, and E.L. Doctorow, Houdini takes us backstage to meet the man who made his living in an intimate dance with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough; Nancy W Porter; Nancy Porter Productions.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780630637 9780780630635
OCLC Number: 43666809
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Executive producer, Margaret Drain ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter & Beth Tierney ; edited by Peter Rhodes ; music by Claudio Ragazzi.
Performer(s): Host: David McCullough.
Event notes: Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: The American experience.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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Houdini tells the story of one of history's greatest showmen. Raised in poverty, Houdini began his career playing second-rate venues. When he made dramatic escapes part of his act, his ascension began. Drawing on film footage and photographs, and featuring commentary by David Copperfield, The Amazing Randi, and E.L. Doctorow, Houdini takes us backstage to meet the man who made his living in an intimate dance with death.

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