#269 Harry Houdini and the Golden Age of Magic in New York - The Bowery Boys: New York City History

Harry Houdini became one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, a showman whose escape artistry added a new dimension to the tried-and-true craft of stage magic. In this show, we present not only a mini-biography on the daredevil wizard, but a survey of the environment which made him — a city of magic, mediums and mystery.New York during the late 19th century was a place of real, practical magic — electric lights, elevated trains, telephones and other wonders that would have seemeā€¦

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