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Houdini: Unlocking The Mystery
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No locks could hold him, no tomb could keep him, no audience could resist him, he was Harry Houdini the greatest magician and escape artist of all time, taking his audiences on a heart stopping ride with his superhuman stunts and death defying feats. More than just a vaudeville magician with a bag of parlor tricks, Houdini was an outsized personality the likes of which the world had never seen. Brashly challenging his audience to find a restraint, any restraint, that could hold him. Nothing could hold Harry Houdini and no one knew how he did it. Now nearly 80 years after his death a one of a kind public auction of Houdini’s magic memorabilia offers the faithful and the curious a glimpse of the secrets he left behind.

This special program, hosted by renowned magician Lance Burton, explores the life and magic of the great escape artist through his most prized possessions--the Chinese Water Torture Cell, the Milkcan, his straitjackets and handcuffs, and lockpicks that were "key" to his handcuff escapes--all revealed to the public for the first time. HOUDINI also unlocks secrets of the man--brash showman, fierce competitor, loyal son and husband. Interviews include his great-nephew and the last surviving member of his magic troop.

Houdini: Unlocking The Mystery (Part 1 of 4)


Houdini: Unlocking The Mystery (Part 2 of 4)


Houdini: Unlocking The Mystery (Part 3 of 4)

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