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Author Rapaport, Brooke Kamin

Title Houdini : art and magic / Brooke Kamin Rapaport ; with contributions by Alan Brinkley [and others]

Publ Info New York : Jewish Museum, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]
 CCRI-Prov.  GV1545 .H8 R37 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  GV1545 .H8 R37 2010    DUE 05-10-12 BILLED
 PC  GV1545.H8 R37 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GV1545.H8 R37 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 261 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum in New York and three other institutions between Oct. 31, 2010 and May 13, 2012
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Houdini's transformation in visual culture / Brooke Kamin Rapaport -- The immigrant world of Harry Houdini / Alan Brinkley -- Houdini's the rabbi's son / Kenneth Silverman -- Bess : the magician's assistant, the magician's wife / Hasia R. Diner -- Drawings by Raymond Pettibon -- Considering Houdini : interviews / E.L. Doctorow ... [et al.] -- The many lives of Harry and Bess Houdini : a chronology / Gabriel de Guzman -- Houdini's magic apparatus : needle threading, handcuffs, metamorphosis trunk, milk can, water torture cell, straitjacket
LC subject Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Exhibitions
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Influence -- Exhibitions
Identity (Psychology) in art -- Exhibitions
Art and popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Art and popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions
Add Author Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926
Brinkley, Alan
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 9780300146844 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300146841 (cloth : alk. paper)