Houdini Among the Spirits

Sunday, October 18th 2015 at 11:00 am
Sunday, October 18th 2015 at 12:30 pm

Harry Houdini's role as a skeptic and debunker of fraudulent spirit mediums is one of the most fascinating aspects of his remarkable career. Yet very few people understand the whole story. Was Houdini's crusade really motivated by his mother's death? What role did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle play? What really happened between Houdini and the notorious "Margery the Medium"? And what about the sensational claim that Houdini himself escaped death in 1929?

John Cox

Using photos, film clips and rare documentation, noted Houdini historian John Cox, who has made a 40-year study of the life of Harry Houdini, offers fresh insights and tells the largely untold story of how Houdini spent a lifetime among the spirits.

Cox consults on Houdini projects for radio, television, stage and film, and writes a popular blog devoted to the magician, WILD ABOUT HARRY (wildabouthoudini.com). A graduate of USC, John has written for film and television and is a member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Acclaimed for his lecture on "Houdini in Hollywood," this will be John's first presentation of "Houdini Among the Spirits."

This lecture will be repeated at 4:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Community Center at 1845 Park Ave. in Costa Mesa. Hosted by the CFI Community of Orange County


Public: $8
Students: $4
Contributing & Student Members: FREE 

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