Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (Eric Weisz) was a jewish Hungarian escape artist, who lived in Laurel Canyon and worked with HP Lovecraft and Orson Welles, used in the media industry and Hollywood film industry to play the role of Horus in Crowley's Aeon of Horus, in which the death and rebirth of Jesus Christ (the Hanged Man) becomes a stage trick of the Magician. He was a member of masonic St Cecile Lodge in NY. He performed with his brother Theo Hardeen at Coney Island and married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner in 1894.

He was named after Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (Marvelous Orange Tree trick). His teacher was Joseph Rinn (American Society for Psychical Research, Society for American Magicians). Houdini was a friend of jesuit trained British Intelligence agent AC Doyle (SPR, HOGD with Crowley), magician Harry Kellar (decapitation trick) and CIA agent John Mulholland. He taught stage magic to Orson Welles.

Theo Hardeen played in Broadway musical Hellzapoppin' of comedy Olsen and Johnson.

His agent Martin Beck founded the Orpheum Circuit (Orpheic mysteries), which later merged with RCA of Joe Kennedy and David Sarnoff to become Radio-Keith-Orpheum, led by Howard Hughes. His British agent Harry Day let Houdini perform at Scotland Yard for William Melville. He performed at the Alhambra theatre in London. His theatrical stunts and performances were experiments in manipulation through mass media like Daily Mirror of the brother Harmsworth (propaganda office Wellington House).

In 1912 he performed the Chinese Water Torture Cell trick (the Hanged Man, mem: water) in Berlin Germany.

From 1915 he performed the Buried Alive stunt. From 1919 he moved to a house in Laurel Canyon.

He played in The Grim Game (filmed at Lookout Mountain of CIA in Laurel Canyon) and Terror Island of Paramount Pictures.

He died on Halloween in the Houdini House, known for a murder on Halloween 8 years earlier.

In 1991 David Copperfield bought his estate and memorabilia.

Astrological chart

born 3/24/1874, date Steve McQueen, Ronald Lee Ermey, Wilhelm Reich, Curtis Hanson, Jessica Chastain, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jim Parsons, Viktor Knavs (Melania Trump), The Omen III, Clyde Barrow.

Asc: Aquarius, mc: Sagittarius. Dom: Aquarius (the Star), Aries, Leo - Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter.

Houses 2, 1, 6. 2: Sun, Venus, Neptune in Aries, 1: Saturn in Aquarius, Mercury in Pisces, 6: Uranus in Leo. 3: Pluto in Taurus, 7: Jupiter and Lilith in Leo.

died 10/31/1926, date Halloween, d River Phoenix, d Ramon Navarro (ritually murdered in Laurel Canyon), d Federico Fellini, Frank Silva, Stephen Rea, Michael J Anderson, d John Houseman, Piper Perabo, Jimmy Savile, d Sean Connery.

Harry Houdini in popular culture

1918 The Master Mystery
1920 Terror Island Lila Lee (partner of John Villiers Farrow, father of Mia Farrow) Paramount
1921 The Man From Beyond (the Hanged Man, brought back to life)
1923 Heath Haldane of the Secret Service (=Heath Ledger)
1953 Houdini Tony Curtis (also Hungarian) Janet Leigh
1975 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Halloween
1976 The Great Houdini ABC Melville Shavelson (writer of Bob Hope) Paul Michael Glaser (Sigma Alpha Mu, Starsky and Hutch) Ruth Gordon (Rosemary's Baby) Peter Cushing as AC Doyle Maureen O'Sullivan (mother of Mia Farrow) as his wife Geoffrey Lewis (father of Juliette Lewis) written by Peter Benchley (Jaws)
1978 Happy Days episode ABC James Randi performs the Chinese Water Torture Cell trick with Fonzie
1981 Ragtime Milos Forman Jeffrey DeMunn as Houdini Jeff Daniels Mary Steenburgen Norman Mailer Fran Drescher Samuel Jackson Elizabeth McGovern Jack Nicholson
1991 Rick Rubin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (friends of River Phoenix) record Sex Magic Blood Sugar at The Mansion, close to the Houdini house.
1997 Houdini!!! biography of Kenneth Silverman (NYU)
1998 Houdini David Warner as AC Doyle
1999 Cremaster 2 Norman Mailer as Houdini
2006 The Illusionist Edward Norton performs the orange tree trick Paul Giamatti
2006 The Secret Life of Houdini on Halloween
2006 The Prestige Christopher Nolan Hugh Jackman (10/12 like Crowley) Christian Bale Michael Caine Piper Perabo

2007 Death Defying Acts Guy Pearce Catherine Zeta-Jones Timothy Spall Saoirse Ronan
2008 Criss Angel BeLIEve
2012 the James Holmes Phoenix ritual (orange hair=33=sodomy) at Aurora theatre Colorado.
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful James Franco as stage magician Abigail Spencer (date Harry's wife Meghan Markle) Rachel Weisz Mila Kunis Michelle Williams
2014 Houdini Adrien Brody (Alhambra theatre scene in King Kong, in The Brothers Bloom with Rachel Weisz) Kristen Connolly Lionsgate History Channel of Hearst

2016 Houdini and Doyle ITV Michael Weston
2016 Timeless NBC Abigail Spencer

Laurel Canyon

the Hanged Man