Sunday, May 13, 2007

Houdini: Unlocking The Mystery

Polly and I watched this History Channel Special tonight. Quite good. Well, written, shot produced, lit etc. A real class act. Here is a blip from their promo:

In one of magic history's rarest events, a private collector auctioned off the largest collection of personally owned Harry Houdini artefacts and memorabilia, providing an unprecedented peek behind the curtain at the world's great showman and magician.

In a 2-hour special, hosted by renowned magician Lance Burton, we explore 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, revealed to the public for the first time.

We also unlock secrets of the man; brash showman, fierce competitor, loyal son and husband. With expert commentary, including a great-nephew and the last surviving member of his magic troop.

Examine the equipment that made Houdini's most famous tricks possible.

Hosted by magician Lance Burton.

See one of the most important collections of magical artifacts ever assembled.

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