Harry Houdin:

Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic"

By Tom Interval

  • Release Date: 2012-09-30
  • Genre: Biography
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Introducing Harry Houdin—one of the most versatile performers you've never heard of. Born decades before the great Harry Houdini, he claimed to be the nephew of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, the famous French conjurer of the 19th century.Houdin, who billed himself as "The Great Polynational Mimic," toured Australia and New Zealand between 1860 and 1863 with a one-man act featuring drawing-room magic and international impersonations done to song and dance.Harry Houdin: "The Great Polynational Mimic" is the first formal work of research written about this virtually unknown, albeit colorful, entertainer.

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