Scranton’s Dorothy Dietrich Elected President of Society of American Magicians Assembly 160
By: The Houdini Museum
She intends to lead the organization with innovative ideas along with help of Vice President Fred Kraft, Secretary Burt Ebel, and Treasurer David Jenkins. At that first meeting she will be giving a rare set of eight magicians rings as an award to 14 year old Jay Kraft. It’s one of the oldest magical illusions in the History of Magic (that now come mostly in sets of only three rings). Last year The Houdini Museum ( http://Houdini.org ) awarded Jay “The Mark Wilson Master Course in Magic”, “The Tarbell Course in Magic” and a Diablo Yo Yo, because of his magic skills far exceeding his young age. “We need young people who will take over where we leave off as years go by. We all stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us.” She also intends to give copies of various books from the Houdini Museum gift shop to members, who will be asked to demonstrate tricks from them at up coming meetings.
A group Dorothy Dietrich put together several years ago, dubbed The Houdini Commandos by the New York Times in 2011, has been responsible in the past few years for several major projects that includes taking care of Houdini’s abandoned grave site, the replacement of Houdini’s bust in 2011 at his grave site that was destroyed by vandals and missing for 40 years. (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/
The Houdini Museum has the only continuous traveling exhibit on Houdini, "Houdini Road Show", that has finally all come back from being on exhibit at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino in West Palm Beach and can be seen at http://HoudiniDisplays.com
Museum co-directors Dick Brookz and Dorothy Dietrich are also currently starring in Psychic Theater's "Haunted Seance!” It is the longest running performance of it’s kind in history. It’s been running evenings for 10 years at the Houdini Museum Theater. (http://PsychicTheater.com)
Houdini fans from around the world have been coming to Scranton, PA., the home of the Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show for the past 25 years. It is the only building in the world totally devoted to Houdini, & is the longest running public exhibit in the world dedicated to Houdini. It's headed up by professional magicians Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz. (http://Houdini.org)
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1433 N. Main Ave.
Scranton, PA. 18508
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