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Specialties -slipping out of ropes, chains, and handcuffs while locked in trunks and milk cans, or submerged under water.
early life <ul><li>-He was born on March 24, 1874, </li></ul><ul><li>in Budapest, Hungary. </li></ul><ul><li>-His original...
Early Years Continued <ul><li>Starting out Ehrich sold newspapers and shined shoes to help support his family.  </li></ul>...
Life on His Own -Age 12: Hopped on a freight car; He was running away -He came back a year later to reunite with his famil...
The Start of His Career <ul><li>He first performed magic shows for civic groups when he was 17 </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes...
Marriage <ul><li>Beatrice Raymond was Houdini’s wife </li></ul><ul><li>She was a singer and dancer and trying to get into ...
The Welsh Brothers Circus -they joined the Circus for six months -at first they performed easy acts but as time went on Ha...
Trip to England -Harry and Beatrice sailed to England to try out his new act -He tried his performance out at the London t...
Return to United States <ul><li>-he came back to the U.S. as a celebrity </li></ul><ul><li>Houdini performed more tricks f...
His Career Sucesses -Houdini practiced and pushed himself to his limit -He made sure he was always at the top of the enter...
Sharing His Success <ul><li>He wrote books and magazines  </li></ul><ul><li>He even explained how to do his easier tricks ...
Spiritualism -Because of his mother’s death he became involved in talking to the dead -Houdini gave many lectures on spiri...
Last Years As A Magician Houdini was known for being able to “withstand any blow to his body” above the waist.  A student ...
Houdini’s Death -Life for Houdini was brought to an end on October 31, 1926 -His funeral was held in New York and many peo...
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Harry Houdini

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Harry Houdini

  1. 2. Specialties -slipping out of ropes, chains, and handcuffs while locked in trunks and milk cans, or submerged under water.
  2. 3. early life <ul><li>-He was born on March 24, 1874, </li></ul><ul><li>in Budapest, Hungary. </li></ul><ul><li>-His original name was Ehrich Weisz. </li></ul><ul><li>-he lived in Budapest until he was a </li></ul><ul><li>toddler and then he and his family met up with his father in America. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Early Years Continued <ul><li>Starting out Ehrich sold newspapers and shined shoes to help support his family. </li></ul><ul><li>Ehrich engaged in athletic activities and practiced acrobatic stunts. </li></ul><ul><li>He first performed as a nine year </li></ul><ul><li>old hanging from a trapeze </li></ul>
  4. 5. Life on His Own -Age 12: Hopped on a freight car; He was running away -He came back a year later to reunite with his family in New York -this is when he and his brother became interested in magic
  5. 6. The Start of His Career <ul><li>He first performed magic shows for civic groups when he was 17 </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes he would even do up to 20 shows per day </li></ul><ul><li>He worked with his brother Theo as the Houdini Brothers </li></ul>
  6. 7. Marriage <ul><li>Beatrice Raymond was Houdini’s wife </li></ul><ul><li>She was a singer and dancer and trying to get into show business </li></ul><ul><li>Beatrice became Houdini’s new partner after they were married in 1894 </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Welsh Brothers Circus -they joined the Circus for six months -at first they performed easy acts but as time went on Harry became more interested and began to experiment with new tricks
  8. 9. Trip to England -Harry and Beatrice sailed to England to try out his new act -He tried his performance out at the London theater -the theater extended his booking to eventually 6 months due to a successful show
  9. 10. Return to United States <ul><li>-he came back to the U.S. as a celebrity </li></ul><ul><li>Houdini performed more tricks for the Americans </li></ul><ul><li>He even came across one failure when he attempted to escape chains while submerged in beer </li></ul>
  10. 11. His Career Sucesses -Houdini practiced and pushed himself to his limit -He made sure he was always at the top of the entertainment field -He was president of the Society of American and he started the Magician’s club
  11. 12. Sharing His Success <ul><li>He wrote books and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>He even explained how to do his easier tricks </li></ul><ul><li>His harder tricks were kept a secret because he wanted to remain the best </li></ul>
  12. 13. Spiritualism -Because of his mother’s death he became involved in talking to the dead -Houdini gave many lectures on spiritualism -He would award anyone who could make a psychic effect
  13. 14. Last Years As A Magician Houdini was known for being able to “withstand any blow to his body” above the waist. A student challenged him but before he could prepare he was hit. Houdini had peritonitis a fatal disease -Houdini was giving a show after not sleeping for three days (His wife Bess had been sick with food poisoning) -He broke his foot
  14. 15. Houdini’s Death -Life for Houdini was brought to an end on October 31, 1926 -His funeral was held in New York and many people came to watch -the Society of American Magicians started a new tradition by breaking a wand Machpelah Cemetery in Long Island, New York
  15. 16. The end

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