My Secret Power – By Houdini

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My Secret Power – By Houdini

My Secret Power – By Houdini I have read Mr. Gow’s article about myself, and am naturally interested in his point of view, having made a study both of conjuring and what is known as spiritualism. He tells me he knows very little about conjuring in itself, and he is consequently unwilling to attribute any wonders he sees to spiritualistic powers merely because he cannot understand them in any other way, in which he is quite wise. Now I think I may claim, without boasting, to know pretty well all the...

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The “Handcuff King” Interesting Stories

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The “Handcuff King” Interesting Stories

THE “HANDCUFF KING” INTERESTING STORIES HOUDINI’S BIG LIFT IN BRADFORD. News of the death in America of Harry Houdini, the famous “Handcuff King” and one of the greatest of modern magicians, will be received with regret by many Bradfordians, for it was at Bradford that Houdini laid the foundations of his eminently successful career, and during his appearance in the city he had made a host of friends. Chief among them, perhaps, was Mr Jim Moffitt, of 123 Dudley Hill Road. When Houdini first appeared at the...

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Houdini, The Mystery Man

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Houdini, The Mystery Man

Houdini- The Mystery-Man By David Gow Editor of “Light” “Some people say, Mr Houdini,” I remarked, “that some of your feats are so impossible of explanation along ordinary lines that you are really a medium and are assisted by spirits.” The great magician, with whom I was spending an hour by his invitation, smiled at my remark, particularly when I added that even in his escape from the tank of water, which I have witnessed before I came, I could see no evidence of anything but a remarkably clever feat of...

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Attilla, a handcuff challenge

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Attilla, a handcuff challenge

A variety bill with a thrilling top-liner is the Palace attraction this week. Attilla, a handcuffed expert, adds a spice of danger to his act by releasing himself while submerged in 70 gallons of water. First he is handcuffed, then locked in a rubber mail filled with water, after which, to offer him another chance of a watery grave, the bag is placed in a tank of water. Here there are sensations enough to satisfy anybody, while those who think lightly of his turn have the opportunity of emulating him and winning...

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