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Houdini

Author: Nancy W PorterBeth TierneyMandy PatinkinDon B WilmethDavid CopperfieldAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS : Distributed by PBS Distribution, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy W Porter; Beth Tierney; Mandy Patinkin; Don B Wilmeth; David Copperfield; James Randi; Kenneth Silverman; David De-Val; Claudio Ragazzi; Nancy Porter Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608835102 1608835103
OCLC Number: 746938962
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Documentary.
"WGBH"--Container.
Program content: c2000.
Running time indicated on container: approx. 60 min.; actual running time: 52 min.
Credits: Historical advisors, Kenneth Silverman, Don B. Wilmeth ; music, Claudio Ragazzi.
Performer(s): Narrator, Mandy Patinkin ; participants, Don Wilmeth, David Copperfield, James Randi, Kenneth Silverman, David De-Val.
Event notes: Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.
Target Audience: TV parental guidelines rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; full screen presentation; stereo.
Contents: Becoming Harry Houdini --
The escape artist --
Involving the public --
Harrowing water escapes --
The final stunt --
Exposing spiritualists.
Other Titles: Houdini
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. film for American experience ; written and directed by Nancy Porter ; produced by Nancy Porter, Beth Tierney.

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Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death.

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