Magic Collector’s Corner Halloween Special Tonight!

As we head into Halloween tomorrow, what better time to join David Sandy and Lance Rich for another installment of their excellent “Magic Collectors’ Corner” Zoom events? Tonight’s installment will be taking place live from Harry Houdini’s actual house in New York City. Last year, I had the pleasure of touring the house, and I…

Houdini NYC House Interior: Part Four

So, all good things must come to an end, and this week’s tour of the Houdini house is no exception! One of the most fascinating items still remaining in the house rests in the basement. Nestled off to the side is an unassuming wine cask that once belonged to none other than Bess Houdini. As…

Houdini NYC House Interior: Part Three

There are some things of note in today’s post worth mentioning. The first photo is the top floor skylight which is original, and isn’t seen all that often. How beautiful and ornate is this? The last photo is a little fuzzy, but a fascinating fun fact of Houdini history. This is the steel sidewalk pull…

Houdini NYC House Interior: Part Two

The first thing you need to know is that Houdini’s house is very, very large. Rooms lead to rooms, other rooms, and beyond. It’s exactly the kind of cavernous townhouse you would expect Houdini to have lived in. Besides its ornate architecture and wood paneling, it’s a real sight to behold.  I didn’t have the…

Houdini NYC House Interior: Part One

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I got caught up with some professional matters that took all of my time. But, I’m back in action, and what a week I have in store for everyone.  This past November I was visiting New York City over the Thanksgiving holiday, and had the great pleasure…