Feb 072018


Magician Randy Shine looks to put spotlight on the history of African …
Randy Shine has a trick or two up his sleeve. He's been practicing magic for 17 years, after he saw fellow students performing card tricks in a cafeteria on his college…

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Sep 172015


Best Act Ever: The Greatest Harry Houdini in Cinematic History
In the history of cinema, excluding television performances, there have only been three Houdini performances of note. Tony Curtis played the starring role in the first movie ever made about the famous magician and escape artist, a fictional biopic

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Jun 112015


Today in Comics History: Celebrating Mandrake the Magician
Mandrake the Magician first appeared in 1934 and was the creation of Lee Falk, who would also go on to create The Phantom in 1936. Falk had written and drawn the first two weeks' worth of strips himself as a teenager, but after the strip was picked up

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Nov 072014

Great State: Magician Rob Lake Keeps Magic History in a Secret Warehouse
“I've been doing magic since I was 10 years old,” says Rob Lake, “and some of my first illusions are still in here.” But Lake did agree to shed just enough light to make our way around the lair that locks away all his props when he's not touring. “This

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Sep 072014

Entertainment Weekly (blog)

TV Monday: Harry Houdini film opens on History
Lansing State Journal
After a tough childhood — born in Budapest, impoverished after his dad lost his job as a small-town Wisconsin rabbi — Eric Weisz transformed himself. He became Harry Houdini, the world-famous magician and escape artist who also debunked frauds and …
'Houdini' is pure biopic cheese… and occasionally a campy delightEntertainment Weekly (blog)
History's 'Houdini': What the Critics Are SayingHollywood Reporter
History's Houdini can't escape from overpowering voice-overA.V. Club DC
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Jul 242014


'Houdini' miniseries starring Adrien Brody to air Sept. 1-2 on History
Los Angeles Times
Kristen Connolly will play Houdini's wife, Bess, and Evan Jones will play Jim Collins, Houdini's assistant. The film will also look at Houdini's friendship with Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Uli Edel, whose movie "The Baader Meinhof
Plans Set for High-Profile History MiniseriesTelevision Week (blog)

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