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John Cox
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It was 100 years ago today that Harry Houdini first walked through a brick wall at Hammerstein's Roof Garden and Victoria Theatre in New York. Even though he only performed the illusion for a short time, it has become part of his legend, and he is still known as "the man who walked through walls" today. So on this anniversary, I've taken a special look back at this spectacular magic effect on by blog, Wild About Harry.

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http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2014/07/......all.html
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Michael Baker
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I enjoyed that very much! Thank you!
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John Cox
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Thanks Michael.
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Chad Sanborn
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Great write up. Thanks for this. I wonder today how many people
know the actual secret. Which was written up once in a book by
Walter Gibson I believe.
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Thanks Chad.

Yeah, the secret is pretty well known.
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Chad Sanborn
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I bet you could do this very trick today on a stage the same way as H did it and still fool everyone.
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BTW, Houdini's method of walking through a brick wall will be exposed in the upcoming Houdini miniseries with Adrien Brody.
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That's a stupid thing to do! Why does the Houdini miniseries have to expose anything?
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The inventor of the "Walking Through a Steel Plate" illusion (bought by Houdini), Sidney Josolyne, presented the illusion himself as Walking Through a Solid Brick Wall and wrote and illustrated the secret in a booklet titled "Weird Wonders for Wizards."
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Quote:
On Aug 15, 2014, houdinisghost wrote:
That's a stupid thing to do! Why does the Houdini miniseries have to expose anything?

I agree. And that's not the only exposure. Not good.
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