Harry Houdini

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United States magician (born in Hungary) famous for his ability to escape from chains or handcuffs or straitjackets or padlocked containers (1874-1926)

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Master of illusion: Harry Houdini with his wife Bess
From Levi Strauss and Golda Meir to Albert Einstein and Harry Houdini, kids with good reading skills will appreciate the detailed coverages.
On his death bed, legendary magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini told his wife the following; "After my death, many people will claim that they are still able to communicate with me.
Illustrated with fascinating b/w period photos, the narrative traces the rise of young Ehrich Weiss, son of a rabbi, from obscurity to worldwide renown under the name Harry Houdini.
THE STORY: The famous escapologist Harry Houdini (Pearce) arrives in Edinburgh and offers a hefty EUR10,000 reward to any psychic who can make contact with his deceased mother.
Harry Houdini is a legendary stage magician whose legacy and influence have served to inspire practitioners of legerdemain down to the present day.
THE daring escapes and magical illusions of the world's greatest magician Harry Houdini come to the Warwickshire stage next week.
In Magician in the Trunk, which is scheduled for release in February, Mattie, Alex and Sophie meet Harry Houdini at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, while in Giant in the Garden, which is also scheduled for release in February, the children enter a fairy tale.
Some famous "Dog people" are: Bill Clinton, Harry Houdini, Shirley McLain, Judy Garland, Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland and Michael Jackson.
There is, for instance, the passport application from magician Harry Houdini.
Harry Houdini, the great escape artist of the early 20th century, amazed audiences the world over with his ability to get out of any place or space, no matter the barriers.
Other ambitious young artists might have been content go to the studio, tack up a poster of Harry Houdini, a postcard of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, and the famous image of Richard Serra flinging molten lead like Vulcan in his forge, and sublimate.
Kasson offers us a collective biography of the bodybuilding pioneer Eugene Sandow (1867-1925), the escape artist Harry Houdini (1874-1926) and the author of Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) who, so Kasson claims, "in the guise of entertaining,--reasserted the primacy of the white male body against a host of challenges that might weaken, confine or tame it.
figures such as Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and J.