Our research team recently received a question from Ms. Vivianne Perret regarding Joseph Velle. Vivianne wanted to know the details of his life but was unable to find much information. To answer her question, I[…]
As we reported in our most recent post, Houdini came to Prague only once, in September 1901. He was contracted to perform there by Edward Tichy, the famous director of the Théater Varieté, known today[…]
In this month’s posts we would like to publish some interesting documents about Houdini’s visits in Eastern Europe, specifically to Vienna and Prague. Harry Houdini was scheduled to perform the first time in Vienna in[…]
We have searched for documents on Samuel Weisz in Nagykanizsa, his hometown. Here’s what we have found…
Cherchez la femme! – An interesting detail about Houdini’s stage name.
Take a walk around the neighborhood of the Weisz family in the 7th district of Budapest!
Let’s find out what was happening on March 24, 1874, from Pesti Napló, the Pest daily newspaper. Who would have thought that this otherwise ordinary day would become famous for the birth of a little boy named Erik Weisz?
On a page of The Houdini Birth Research Committee’s Report an interesting name appears: Rodolfo. Who is this mysterious man? We now introduce Rodolfo and his connections to Houdini.
In 1932, six years after Houdini’s death, the German-language newspaper Magie published the first known reference to Houdini’s Hungarian origin. The original article and an English translation are published on the following pages.
One should not be surprised that the Editor repeated the same false information.