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01 Nov

New Houdini Book Coming in March 2017

Category: Blog   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK


Contact:  Wayne Alan 434-793-SHOW (7469)                   FOR IMMEDIATE      
Today, October 31st, is the 90th Anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist.  Celebrity Magician Wayne Alan announced the publication date of his new book, HOUDINI-THE INSIDE STORY OF HIS LIFE AND LEGEND-A Behind the Scenes Look at the Man, the Legend, the Magician and Escape Artist.  It will be published on March 24, 2017, which is Houdini's birthday.  He also announced The Houdini Festival to be held at the Historic North Theatre in Danville, VA on March 24-25, 2017. 
Mr. Alan has traveled around the world researching Houdini in libraries, theatres, and private collections.  He has collected thousands of pages of documents, letters, stories and memorabilia relating to Houdini.  His collection is so extensive that he even owns architectural artifacts from the hospital room where Houdini died in 1926.
Wayne Alan, the owner of the Historic North Theatre is only American to ever win the gold medal for Grand Illusion at FISM (1982), the World Championship of Magic, which is considered the Olympics of Magic.  He has also appeared numerous times on national TV and 13 ½ times at the White House. 
Mr. Alan is still looking for any new Houdini facts, stories or anecdotes and unpublished photos.  He can be reached at The Historic North Theatre, 629 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540.  Phone 434-793-SHOW (7469) or email

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