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Harry Houdini 1920's
Transcript of Harry Houdini 1920's
is the key that sets me free." Houdini
would often expose fraudulent mediums.
Houdini changed peoples view on magic
and escape. Not only did he change magic
and escape for the 1920s but he did changed it for everyone in history.
He made people think differently, and he put them in awe. He exposed fraud
which made mediums clearly less popular. Houdini died on October 31, 1926. Reports of his death showed that
the man of mystery could never be reduced to fact or captured forever
by linear text. He left behind individuals committed to the perpetuation
of his memory. Houdini would now perform through the imagination
and technologies of the future. He left us a legacy, a legend, and a
challenge to continue great escapes. Houdinis Death Fun Facts About Houdini Houdini was the first recorded person to fly in Austrailia.
He was actually born in Budapest, Hungary, although his family moved to the USA when he was very young. However, he did claim in later years to have been born in Appleton, Wisconsin.
His wife, Bess, was also a performer, and after they were married, she worked as his stage assistant for the rest of his performing career.
Houdini was an avid aviator, and was the first person to achieve a controlled, powered flight over Australia, in 1910, in his own Voisin biplane.
He made a few movies, including The Man From Beyond (1921), although they were far from successful.
His exposures of spiritualists cost him his friendship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the famous Sherlock Homes stories.
He died on Halloween 1926 at age 52.