Houdini Seance Original ORIGINAL HOUDINI SEANCE

The Original Houdini Seance


Walter B. Gibson - Dorothy Dietrich - Milbourne Christoper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY, United States
October 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2018

Historic Original Houdini Seance to be held at Sojourn Restaurant – Site of Houdini’s First Home in New York, on Halloween, Wednesday October 31, 2018  

Special Guest Television Star and Author Alain Nu to appear. Also headed up by renowned performers Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz.   Beginning at 11:30 AM, near the time of Houdini died on Halloween.  20018 is the 92nd anniversary of Houdini’s sudden death.  

The famous Original Houdini Seance event will begin at  close to the time Houdini died on Halloween. The event is free with complimentary food beginning at 12 noon. The historic seance will begin around 1:26 the exact time of Houdini’s death.  The Sojourn Restaurant is located at 244 East 79 St., NY., which was the site of Houdini’s first home in New York City at the age of 13, in 1887.  The  building was once a boarding house, where young Ehrich Weiss and his father stayed when they first moved to New York. The building would still be recognizable to Houdini and his father today. New York City was the lifetime home of Houdini. The Original Houdini Seances were headed up by Dorothy Dietrich for many years at New York's legendary Magic Towne House on the upper East side in New York City, and later at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pa., the only building in the world dedicated Houdini (http://Houdini.org).  The Houdini Museum is under the close guidance of Houdini's family. They’ve also asked the museum to do upkeep and repairs at Houdini's Grave. The museum recently received world wide acclaim for replacing Houdini’s at his grave, at a cost of $10,000, that had been vandalized over 36 years ago. they were also responsible for getting Turner Classic Movies to restore Houdini's long lost and best movie, “The Grim Game”.  

ALAIN NU
Alain Nu is an American mentalist, television personality, and author. He is known for demonstrations of ESP, mind reading, metal bending, and telekinesis, Nu's career as an entertainer has spanned more than three decades, appearances all over the world. From 2000 to 2004, Nu headlined at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in “The Mysterious World of Alain Nu". In 2005, the show was picked up for a series of 4 television specials on The Learning Channel. Nu said of the experience,”it became a long jam session of some really outrageous stunts. There were times when things that couldn't possibly happen all of a sudden would happen." Nu performed at both of President Barack Obama's inaugural balls. He helped to commission 20 other performers to provide entertainment for the friends and families of the many surviving Medal of Honor recipients for The American Legion's Presidential Inaugural Ball. He also performed at the second of George W. Bush's inaugural events and performed three times at the vice president's residence during Al Gore's tenure. In 2006, Nu performed a show called Circus of the Mind at the National Theatre in Washington, DC. He is author of two best selling books, ”State of Mind" and ”Picture Your ESP!" available on Amazon. Nu is currently appearing in the Times Square area, “Alain Nu Live at the Lexington Hotel” until Dec 27. The evening dates include Thursday, Oct 18, 2018, Thursday, Oct 25, 2018, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018, Thursday, Nov 8, 2018, and every Thursday Night until Dec 27.

ORIGINAL HOUDINI SEANCE HISTORY
October 31, Halloween, marks the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini. Each year since his death a tribute in the form of a seance has been conducted on this day. The first ten seances were done by his wife Bess as a tribute and test to challenge crooked mediums and psychics who claimed to contact the dead. He told people to save their money and not be cheated by those who make such claims! Houdini famously said if he, the greatest escape artist of all time, could not escape from the beyond and return, no one could. After ten years, Houdini's wife, Beatrice passed on the legacy and tradition to Houdini biographer, friend and writer Walter B. Gibson. Walter B. Gibson was the creator of “The Shadow” one of the most famous radio mystery series of all time. It started out as a comic book, a radio show, a novel, a television show and then a movie starring Alec Baldwin. The shows catch phrase, “The Shadow knows!” has been repeated thousands of times by comedians and others through the years. Walter B. Gibson helped Houdini in some of his literary projects. After Houdini died Gibson wrote several early biographies and magic secret books culled from Houdini's private notes. Before Mr. Gibson died he passed on the tradition to well known magic celebrity, Dorothy Dietrich (http://DorothyDietrich.com). It is the only Seance dedicated to Houdini that dates back directly to Houdini’s wife, Beatrice.  

DOROTHY DIETRICH
Dorothy Dietrich has been called “one of the most noted magicians of the late 20th century” by Columbia Encyclopedia, Columbia University Press. She's one of the world's best known magicians and has been called “The First Lady of Magic” and “The Female Houdini”. She has appeared in many television specials, and is the first and only woman in history to perform the death defying Bullet Catch, a stunt that has killed 12 men, known as “the stunt that scared Houdini.” Houdini backed out after announcing he would attempt it. She is also the first and only person to perform a straitjacket escape from a parachute ride while suspended hundreds of feet in the air from a burning rope, when she starred on the HBO special, “The World’s Greatest Escapes.”  She is also known as "The first woman to saw a man in half!" She is considered a leading collector and expert historian on Houdini. Recently, the Internet’s main site for Houdini news, WildAboutHoudini.com, heralded, “She’s not only a bonafide legend of magic, but she is a tireless and selfless promoter of Houdini’s history and legacy. With her museum, radio show, TV appearances, and her continued upkeep of Houdini’s grave site, it could be said that no one is as devoted to preserving Houdini’s memory as Dorothy Dietrich.” When not traveling, Dietrich performs at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA, where she is also a director. The only building in the world dedicated to Houdini is filled with artifacts, historical displays and information on Houdini. She’s been featured on numerous television shows and channels world wide including the BBC, CBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, Travel Channel, Biography Channel, History Channel, TV Land, "Mysteries at the Museum”, etc.  

ABOUT THE HOUDINI MUSEUM
During the Fall and Winter months The Houdini Museum is open weekends for tours and a magic show. Also open weekdays for bus groups, schools and magical parties. The museum also features, evenings in the Fall, the world’s longest theatrical seance event, starring Supernormalist Dick Brookz in The Psychic Theater’s presentation of “Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond.” . It is a hit fun mystery show that has been running for over thirteen  years. The longest running Seance and mystery show in history. (http://PsychicTheater.com)  

Contact
Penny Wilkes
Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show
1433 N. Main Ave.
Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 342-5555, (570) 383-1821

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The building where Houdini lived that is now home of the Sojourn Restaurant.


      
Walter B. Gibson at various times in his career.

Before Mr. Gibson died he passed on the tradition to well known magic celebrity, Dorothy Dietrich.
Dorothy Dietrich has been called "one of the most noted magicians of the late 20th century"
by Columbia Encyclopedia, Columbia University Press.
Dorothy Dietrich is one of the world's best known magicians and has been called "The First Lady of Magic. She has appeared in many television specials, and is the first and only woman to do the bullet catch in the mouth, "the stunt that scared Houdini."
She is the first and only woman to perform a straitjacket escape from a parachute ride while suspended hundreds of feet in the air from a burning rope, as shown on a HBO special. She is also known as "The first woman to saw a man in half!" When not traveling , Dietrich performs at The Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA, where she is also a director. The only building in the world dedicated to Houdini. The largest permanent display of Houdini artifacts and historical displays and information to the general public. She is considered a leading expert and collector on Houdini. She has been featured on numerous television shows and channels world wide including the BBC, CBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, Travel Channel, Biography Channel, History Channel, TV Land, etc.

During the Fall and Winter months the Houdini Museum is open weekends for tours and a magic show, as well as any day of the week for school and bus groups, as well as magical birthday parties. Reservations required. Currently the Houdini Museum takes on an eerie atmosphere in the evenings, as Psychic Theater (http://PsychicTheater.com) presents "Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond." It is a hit fun mystery show that has been running for eleven years.

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