Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas

Houdini's appearances across Texas were chronicled in the book, "Houdini's Texas Tours, 1916 & 1923" by Ron Cartlidge. Both tours included stopovers in Fort Worth. He was invited to return in 2012.

Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas
On the anniversary of Houdini's death in 1926, seances have been held to see if Harry can break the bonds of death and manifest himself in a physical way. A dedicated group of afficianados travel across the country to different locations in hopes of making contact with the greatest escape artist who ever lived. This year the group convened in Fort Worth, Texas.

Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas
John Cox, Tom Boldt and Bill Radner visiting the Houdini colledtion in the home of Arthur Moses. (photo credit to Bill Radner...well, Scott Wells took the photo with Bill's camera)

Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas
Arthur Moses poses in front of one of Houdini's original straight jackets in the background alongside one of two known sidewalk signs from Houdini's last live tour in 1926. The other sign is in the collection of David Copperfield.

Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas
A panaramic view of one room containing part of Arthur's collection of over 4,500 Houdini artifacts.

Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas
This is a microcosm of Arhur's vast collection. Above is a picture of the cloth pocket from pajamas worn by Houdini when he was admitted into the Detroit hospital on the night he died.

Houdini's 2012 Return to Ft. Worth, Texas
I sat down for a podcast with Ash Adams (MC for the Houdini Seance in Ft. Worth) and Derek Kennedy (one of the producers of the Houdini Seance in Ft. Worth) along with several other people. This is an extensive podcast so I have broken it up into two parts.