Bill Martin is Houdini

Bill Martin Stars as Houdini

Bill Martin received excellent coverage for his historical portrayal of Harry Houdini as part of the Ohio Chautauqua circuit or tour. He was one of several entertainers on the traveling show to take on the persona of an historical figure to both entertain and educate audiences.

Chautauqua 2004 runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Ohio State University Marion campus. This year?s Chautauqua is an impressive continuation of the century old tradition. The tour is named for the turn of the century when chautauquas were known as a national forum for the open discussion of politics, economics, international relations, literature, science and religion.

Bill Martin is a magician, illusionist, escape artist, mentalist, hypnotist, behavioral therapist, and full-time entertainer. Bill performs comedy and magic shows for adults and children such as, “The Great and Magnificent Swami Salami.”

He has performed as Harry Houdini many times for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Endowment for the Arts and humanities. He has spent his life studying Harry Houdini and has learned to duplicate the famous escapes and illusions from that era.

We are hoping Mr. Martin will bring his historical show to the Mystic Hollow area of Michigan this summer. As you know there is an intense rivalry between Ohio and Michigan and even though the border is no longer monitored and checkpoints have been virtually removed, there is still the deep-seated antipathy that makes traveling to either state a dangerous trek. But we are willing to make that trek if it means seeing Mr. Martin?s show. How is that for love of magic?

Read about Mr. Martin’s presentation here.

Bill Martin Stars as Houdini

Bill Martin received excellent coverage for his historical portrayal of Harry Houdini as part of the Ohio Chautauqua circuit or tour. He was one of several entertainers on the traveling show to take on the persona of an historical figure to both entertain and educate audiences.

Chautauqua 2004 runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Ohio State University Marion campus. This year?s Chautauqua is an impressive continuation of the century old tradition. The tour is named for the turn of the century when chautauquas were known as a national forum for the open discussion of politics, economics, international relations, literature, science and religion.

Bill Martin is a magician, illusionist, escape artist, mentalist, hypnotist, behavioral therapist, and full-time entertainer. Bill performs comedy and magic shows for adults and children such as, “The Great and Magnificent Swami Salami.”

He has performed as Harry Houdini many times for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Endowment for the Arts and humanities. He has spent his life studying Harry Houdini and has learned to duplicate the famous escapes and illusions from that era.

We are hoping Mr. Martin will bring his historical show to the Mystic Hollow area of Michigan this summer. As you know there is an intense rivalry between Ohio and Michigan and even though the border is no longer monitored and checkpoints have been virtually removed, there is still the deep-seated antipathy that makes traveling to either state a dangerous trek. But we are willing to make that trek if it means seeing Mr. Martin?s show. How is that for love of magic?

Read about Mr. Martin’s presentation here.

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