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    Lee Asher's Avatar :: CardStar
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    Hardeen - *MAGIC LEGENDS presented by Lee Asher*

    HARDEEN

    Theodore Hardeen (1876 - 1945), known simply as Hardeen, was a magician and escape artist. He was best known as Harry Houdini's brother. So dedicated was he to his older brother that Hardeen usually introduced himself as the brother of Houdini. He was also known as "Deshi" and later "Dash" by his parents.

    It was Hardeen who first conceived of escaping from a straitjacket in full view of the audience a concept fully used by Houdini and generations of performers since.

    After his brother's death in 1926 Hardeen played the vaudeville circuit, doing many of Houdini's routines. From 1938 to 1941, Hardeen was featured in Olsen and Johnson's Broadway revue, Hellzapoppin, and during World War II he performed for the troops (as his brother had done during World War I).

    Watch Hardeen perform the Metamorphosis suported by the Brooklyn Standard Union prior to his live appearance at the Prospect Theater.




    You are encouraged to learn more about Hardeen by visiting his official WikiPedia Page.

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    MAGIC LEGENDS

    Watching professionals only increases the chances of you improving your own magic. It also helps educate you about magic's rich past. In turn, the art of magic advances. Magic Legends a free resource for you to use, study and benefit from.

    Read more about Magic Legends here.

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    Shawn Mullins's Avatar :: Team Ellusionist
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    Everyone should check out the Secret Life Of Houdini for some AWESOME information about his relationship to Harry.

    http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Ho...9188746&sr=8-1

    Some really interesting stuff in there

    Thanks for the vid Lee!!!
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