Monthly Archives: August 2016

Dai Vernon – The Man Who Fooled Houdini

  Dai Vernon (June 11, 1894 – August 21, 1992) – born David Frederick Wingfield Verner, in Ottawa,Canada, was and still is  known  for his contributions to the world of magic. Vernon’s interest in magic was passed down to him … Continue reading

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Houdini in “The Grim Game” Recovered Footage & His Voice on Wax Cylinders

  “The Grim Game” – a silent film in which Houdini performed a high-flying stunt where two planes collide high above the onlookers below. One plane hurtles down towards the crowd and slams into the street with, of course, the damsel … Continue reading

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Our Fancy- Double Or Nothing: Ulf Hannerz

If you’re taking a break from Candy Crush Soda Saga, you’re going to love this! And don’t forget to grab yourself a ‘reading treat’ – Swedish Fish will suffice! Ulf Hannerz was just 14 years old when he appeared on … Continue reading

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Leo Fender’s Storks

August 10, 19o9 – Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991), the founder of the famous guitar company – Fender Electric Manufacturing Co., graces the world with his presence. Leo Fender is famous for sending out the storks … Continue reading

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