Houdini’s father, Samuel Weiss, struggled to find work as a rabbi.
Houdini and his mother regretted his childlessness.
Houdini’s loss of his mother made the world to Houdini “just a play.”
Harry Houdini performed at Chase’s “Polite Vaudeville” Theatre in Washington, D.C. in the first week of January, 1906 and in September, 1906.
Compared to spiritualists, Harry Houdini and the Metropolitan Museum of Art had greater investments in knowledge authority and publicity.
Houdini séances after his death were mere entertainment, which was Houdini’s model of show business. Some, however, misunderstood the events.
Magician Harry Houdini authored two short stories that appeared in Weird Tales magazine in early 1924.
While Harry Houdini had little formal education, he was an avid book collector.
Harry Houdini did not accurately record facts and dates. He was a pioneering post-modern scholar.
Professional magicians have collaborated to prevent exposure of techniques for performing magic.