Who is Claude Conlin?

Who is Claude Conlin?

Claude A. Conlin (June 30 1880 – August 5, 1954) Know as Alexander “ The Man Who Knows” A popular and highly paid mentalist. An American spiritual author born in Alexandria, South Dakota. A vaudeville magician who specialized in mentalism and psychic reading...
The Handcuff Challenge

The Handcuff Challenge

“The Handcuff Challenge” In 1899, The Grand Opera House at 110 S. Main Street in Los Angelos, California was the home of the Orpheum vaudeville circuit performers, booked by the entertainment agency of Martin Beck. Beck had just discovered a new talent,...
“Houdini King Of Handcuffs”

“Houdini King Of Handcuffs”

“Houdini King Of Handcuffs” Harry and Bess arrived in San Francisco June 2,1899. To get everyones attention and make them all aware of his appearance of their opening night performance at the prestigious Orpheum Theater in San Fransisco, the birthplace of...
Houdini’s Big Break

Houdini’s Big Break

On March 14, 1899 Houdini received this telegraph posted here from Martin Beck who had seen Houdini appear at the Palm Garden Beer Hall in St. Paul, Minnesota. Houdini opened on March 26th at the Creighton-Orpheum Theater in Omaha, Nebraska and was held over for a...
“Dime Museum Harry”

“Dime Museum Harry”

“Dime Store Harry” Houdini was not an overnight success. This record of his early struggles and how everything unfolded for him, is a great reminder to us all to never give up on our dreams, to keep moving forward, to continue forward, focus on the good...