The Magic and Fearless Harry Houdini

This is a picture of Harry Houdini just walking around the streets.

Website's Purpose and Publisher Info

     My name is Tony Stratiou and I am a 6th grade student at Holman Middle School. This is my 1st period class and my great teacher is Mr. McCormack. This is one of our research projects that we are doing currently in English.

    I chose Harry Houdini because of his influences and he shows never to give up, anything is possible. Harry was an astonishing locksmith which means he could break from locks, chains, and ropes and not only that, but Harry Houdini also does magic tricks to fool the crowded audience. He is a great influence, and whatever you want to accomplish, you can go forward to your goal... Never give up!

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Harry's Early Life

     Erich Weisz (Harry Houdini) was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a brilliant man, with black sort of curly hair. He put on his own magic show when he was just 9 years old, it was at a circus, and he called himself the prince of the air! Later, after he was given his name by a famous French Magician named Robert Houdin, and adding the I meant "like houdin" so he got his name Houdini. Also, he got the name Harry because it is the Americanized version of his real name. Several years later, The brothers started a huge act in Chicago, it was Theo, Harry's brother and Harry.  

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This is when Harry performed a trick where he had to escape the straitjacket on a chain upside down.

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A Little Bit of Fame

     Early on in Houdini's career, he performed a trick which gained him some fame. This led to several effects. Houdini found a team of people to work with him and help him market his business. He also traveled over seas to gain more fame and performed there. Later, a blacksmith made master handcuffs for one of his best tricks yet that took him five years to make! Amazingly, in an hour, Houdini was out of the handcuffs.

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These were the handcuffs that a blacksmith took 5 years to make, and Houdini escaped them in an hour!!

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The Life of a Magician

Harry Houdini lived a great life up until death. He was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary and only 9 years later he performed his first act. His act was a circus and he called himself the Prince of the Air. Ten years later in 1893, he performed his first major as the Houdini brothers. In 1900, he went to Europe overseas and this is where he gained lots of his fame; he had great acts and was one of the most famous magicians. Sadly, he died in Detroit, Michigan in 1926 from complication of appendicitis.

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Some magic things in a kit that Houdini probably would of used for his starter magic shows.

Cited Sources

"Harry Houdini." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 08 Jan. 2015.

<a href="">Harry Houdini Timeline</a>

"Harry Houdini." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.

Comment Stream

3 years ago

Great job! Really liked your website! It gave me the chills!

2 years ago

Where did you get those sweet pics bruuuuhhhhh?

2 years ago

why did you pick him?

2 years ago

I picked Harry Houdini because his influences and talents. In my website's purpose, you can find why I chose him.

2 years ago

Very good website!

2 years ago

I liked how you were descriptive with your details. Also good job on your website. :)

2 years ago

The video was so cool!!!!!