Free Signing Of New Successful Novel Inspired By Houdini And Female Houdini Dorothy Dietrich At Houdini Museum In Scranton July 14

By: Houdini Museum Magic USA
SCRANTON, Pa. - July 9, 2018 - PRLog -- Erin Callahan's successful new novel "The Art of Escaping" was inspired by pioneer escape artists Houdini and "Female Houdini" Dorothy Dietrich. There'll be a free book reading, signing and meet and greet event Saturday, July 14, 5-7 PM at the Houdini Museum,1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, PA. Dietrich is mentioned several times in Callahan's novel. There'll be a Question and Answer session between Callahan and Dietrich, and with those attending. The book's on one of Barnes and Nobles Most Anticipated Books of 2018 lists, Kirkus gave it a Starred Review and is an Amazon 4+ star rated book.  Free refreshments will be served and free parking is available in the rear.

Callahan's book centers on 17-year-old Mattie, who is hiding her obsession with Houdini and Dorothy Dietrich from her classmates. Callahan wrote the book following an ongoing fascination with Dorothy Dietrich.  "I'm honored to inspire a story like this," Dietrich says. "There's a generation of young people who may not know about Houdini, and escapology, but I think we're helping keep that art and history alive." Dorothy Dietrich, the first woman to gain prominence as an escape artist since the days of Houdini, breaking the glass ceiling for women in the field of escapes and magic. The 2006 Columbia Encyclopedia included Dietrich among their "eight most noted magicians of the late 20th century." Dorothy Dietrich has been named as one of the top four escape artists in history. She's probably the best-known female escapologist of all time. Enjoying a long career that began with New York television shows, she later founded The Magic Towne House, a popular NYC magic venue. Regarded as the "First Lady of Magic," she's an inspiration to female and male performers. She was famously the first woman to escape from a straight jacket while hanging from a burning rope 15 stories up and without a net. She's known for several premiers: for copying many of Houdini's escape acts, including one Houdini backed away from – the Jinxed Bullet Catch Stunt. The Grim Game, a 1919 film, lost for 90 years, rediscovered by escape artist and magician Dorothy Dietrich, stars Harry Houdini. Considered Houdini's best film. In the 2013 film, "Now You See Me", Isla Fisher plays an escape artist. She says, "Watched all of Houdini's work and Dorothy Dietrich, who's amazing." Fisher studied the life and work of Dietrich to prepare for the role. "Dorothy is a real female escapologist who's working today. Connects emotionally with the audience." HoudiniOpoly. Dorothy Dietrich recently designed a KickStarter success program The Largest Houdini project in KickStarter history and the largest successful Scranton, Pa project in history as well.

Dorothy Dietrich TV appearances
HBO Strait Jacket Escape 150 feet in the air.

Bullet Catch

Tomorrow Show Interview

About US
The Houdini Museum's the only building in the world dedicated to Houdini. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania it was on the top floor The Magic Towne House, New York's first and longest running magic show spot. Magicians like Houdini, Thurston, Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and others wanted to establish a magic venue in New York but it was accomplished by Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz.  The first NY magic venue to feature birthday parties, never done by previous magic shops in New York such as Tannens, Abbotts, Holdens, Magic Circle, Circle Magic, etc.  It also featured NY's first Houdini Museum on the top floor.  These last two innovations have since been imitated by others.


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