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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Address: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania (PA), 18508
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