Harry Houdini Books
I see the Google has Harry Houdini (real name Erich Weiss) on its homepage today – well, if you are going to celebrate someone’s birthday then why not celebrate their 137th? It’s a special one. A couple of months ago, we put together a big feature on collectible magic books and books by Houdini and about Houdini were all over it. He was a marketing phenomenon who used books very nicely to extend his fame far beyond his legendary stage shows.
Before Harry Houdini, there was Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin – a French magician who paved the way for Harry. Houdin is also well covered by a number of books. Read our feature.