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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 640 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 )
21 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and held by 581 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 )
20 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Houdini, the movie star ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 139 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 by Burton King( visu )
16 editions published between 1920 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 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
The unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini( Book )
22 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Houdini's book of magic by Harry Houdini( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Houdini : the movie star. Part 2 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 89 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. Culled from film archives and private collections, this film includes all of Houdini's surviving films as an actor, rare footage of actual handcuff and straitjacket escapes, and a wealth of historical information
Houdini : the movie star. Part 3 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 89 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. Culled from film archives and private collections, this film includes all of Houdini's surviving films as an actor, rare footage of actual handcuff and straitjacket escapes, and a wealth of historical information
Houdini's paper magic; the whole art of performing with paper, including paper tearing, paper folding and paper puzzles by Harry Houdini( Book )
11 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
The right way to do wrong by Harry Houdini( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Terror island by Harry Houdini( visu )
5 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves. The plot, such as it is, involves a ship of sunken pearls, a South Seas trader held hostage for the return of the idol's eye, human sacrifice, television and a most peculiar tribe of Polynesians, in which the men are all African Americans and the women are blondes
Haldane of the secret service ( visu )
4 editions published between 1923 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 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
The master mystery ( visu )
2 editions published in 1919 in Undetermined and English and held by 64 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 63 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
The right way to do wrong : an exposé of successful criminals by Harry Houdini( Book )
12 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Handcuff secrets by Harry Houdini( Book )
3 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Magical rope ties and escapes by Harry Houdini( Book )
3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The right way to do wrong : a unique selection of writings by history's greatest escape artist by Harry Houdini( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 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
Houdini's paper magic by Harry Houdini( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 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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Alternative Names
Deadota, Giovanni 1874-1926
Hari Hudini
Harijs Hudini
Harri Hudini
Harry Houdini Hongaars acteur (1874-1926)
Harry Houdini illusionista e attore statunitense
Harry Houdini prestidigitateur américain
Harry Houdini ungarisch-US-amerikanischer Zauberkünstler
Henricus Houdini
Houdini 1874-1926
Hudini Hari 1874-1926
Hudini, Hari, 1874-1926 400:1:Vais, Erik, 1874-1926 400:1:Houdini, 1874-1926
Hudini, Harry 1874-1926
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Ṿais, Eriḳ 1874-1926
Vais Hari 1874-1926
Weiss , Ehrich
Weiss, Ehrich 1874-1926
Weiss, Erich
Weiss Erich 1874-1926
Weiss, Erik 1874-1926
Weisz , Ehrich
Weisz, Ehrich 1874-1926
Weisz, Erich 1874-1926
Weisz, Erik 1874-1926
Χάρρυ Χουντίνι
Вайс Э. 1874-1926
Гарри Гудини
Гаррі Гудіні
Гары Гудзіні
Гудини Гарри
Хари Худини
Հարրի Հուդինի
הארי הודיני
הודיני הגדול
הודיני, הרי 1874-1926
ויס, אריק 1874-1927
هاري هوديني
هری هودینی
हॅरी हुडीनी
হ্যারি হুডিনি
ஆரி உடீனி
ಹ್ಯಾರಿ ಹೌದಿನಿ
ഹാരി ഹൗഡിനി
แฮร์รี ฮูดินี
ჰარი ჰუდინი
해리 후디니
ハリー・フーディーニ
哈利·胡迪尼
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