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Houdini Unbound at Jewish Museum of Maryland

The world’s most famous magician began life as Erik Weisz, the son of a Hungarian rabbi. In 1878 immigration to the U.S. transformed Erik Weisz into Ehrich Weiss. It was the first of many transformations for the man who would become the first international superstar.

Inescapable, The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini, is on exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland (15 Lloyd St. Baltimore) and will continue until Jan 21.

Join the Jewish Museum of Maryland this Sunday Jul 15 for ‘Houdini Unbound’ from 1-2 p.m. with author David Saltman.

Engage in an exploration of the early life of Ehrich Weiss, who escaped childhood poverty to become Harry Houdini, the most famous performer in the world. Based on original pioneering research into Houdini’s family saga, his early days, his coming-of-age, and his transformation into one of the world’s most remarkable and memorable human beings.

A book signing with David Saltman’s Houdini Unbound Espionage in Russia, will commence after the presentation.

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Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.