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Sidney Radner, famous collector of Houdini memorabilia

Sidney Radner, collector and steward of priceless Houdini collection
Sidney Radner, collector and steward of priceless Houdini collection On June 26, 2011, Sidney Hollis Radner passed away of cancer in Holyoke, Massachusetts.   He had been given a sizable collection of  Harry Houdini  memorabilia from Houdini’s brother, Theo. Theo €”performed as an escape artist in his own...
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The Houdini Box

The Houdini Box - book cover
The Houdini Box, by Brian Selznick  The Houdini Box was one of my daughter Emily’s favorite books when she was younger — and with good reason.   It’s the story of a young boy who idolizes Harry Houdini, the famous magician and escape artist.   The young boy, Victor,...
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Escape!: The Story of The Great Houdini

Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini - by the Newberry medalist Sid Fleischman - now you see him ...
Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini, by Sid Fleischman  Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini  is a very well-done biography of Harry Houdini aimed at middle school-aged children (grades 4-8).   It is written by Sid Fleischman, a Newberry Award-winning author – as well as a...
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Harry Houdini biography

Harry Houdini photograph
Biography of Harry Houdini (1874-1926) Houdini  means “escape artist or other ingenious person,” according to the dictionary.   Harry Houdini epitomizes that, of course, as the man who created the field of escape artistry, as well as becoming the most famous magician of his day, and equally well...
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