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...designed to keep his name before the public, and to keep the vaudeville audiences flocking to see him. And the tactics worked: Houdini set attendance records wherever he played, and attracted constant public attention. His name even became a word, coined by Funk and Wagnall's dictionary in 1920: "Houdinize: to release or extricate oneself from, as by wriggling...

Author: By Brian L. Zimbler, | Title: Fit to be Tied | 10/31/1977 | See Source »

Last week, her patience exhausted, Mrs. Houdini announced that she has lost all hope of effecting contact with her husband, that his attempt to Houdinize-himself from the (a) spirit world has been a failure, that this is another proof that Spiritualism is all fakery. Spiritualists retorted that it proved nothing. Some even charged that Houdini's spirit is being stubborn...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: Science: Houdini, Doyle | 3/31/1930 | See Source »

...Houdinize-"to release or extricate oneself from confinement, bonds, etc." (Funk and Wagnall's dictionary...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: Science: Houdini, Doyle | 3/31/1930 | See Source »

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