We must have seen the movie more than any other, save The Wizard of Oz.
Tony Curtis’ portrayal of Harry Houdini in the classic 1953 story of the great magician’s life and death was more than inspiring — it was perspiring.
After seeing the film for the first time, we tried every escape an eight-year-old can create. In any other household, cries of “C’mon, Mom. Tie me up good this time!”” would likely bring an intervention or rescue.
It was a bit disheartening to learn Houdini did not die as portrayed in the film. But that’s Hollywood.
We met Tony Curtis in Las Vegas a few years back. He was still in great shape and looked ready to make another dozen films. Let’s not kid ourselves, he was and remains one heck of a good-looking man.
Check out the live showing of Houdini at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles on June 13th. The film is part of the Jules Verne Adventures Festival.
Inside Magic Favorite Curtis Lovell III will be performing an incredible escape in celebration and in the spirit of Houdini.