Houdini Museum of NY at Fantasma

Houdini Museum of NY at Fantasma Houdini Museum of New York has several hundred of the rarest and most important pieces that were used and personally belonged to Harry Houdini on display. Interactive videos through out the museum capture Houdini’s performance legacy.
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Our goal is to inspire all age groups to realize once you focus and set your mind on something, you can accomplish anything you desire. This was exactly the way Houdini lived his life. In the museums archives are over 1500 pieces of Houdiniana that will allow for an ever changing display.

Many people visiting our museum think this image is a young Harry Houdini . It’s actually Jacob Hayman  Houdini’s origin...
05/10/2020

Many people visiting our museum think this image is a young Harry Houdini . It’s actually Jacob Hayman Houdini’s original performance partner and they were originally known as the Brother’s Houdini . This shot is after they split up and he still performed as The Bros Houdini with his own brother ( not Hardeen).

We are happy to have obtained by auction Pam Thompson’s costume for our museum display to go along with Tomsoni’s bowlin...
05/10/2020

We are happy to have obtained by auction Pam Thompson’s costume for our museum display to go along with Tomsoni’s bowling ball he gave us.

We are now booking online shows for your child's birthday party, your adult event, corporate gathering and more with the...
05/01/2020
Paul Draper Online Magic Show

We are now booking online shows for your child's birthday party, your adult event, corporate gathering and more with the legendary Paul Draper! Book your event here:

A Brand-New Way To Experience Live Entertainment! Are your kids quarantined and bored? Is someone missing their friends on their birthday? Have you decided to have a family reunion online? Paul Draper is the solution to bring your loved ones together for a fantastic show where your children or estee...

😍 Limited Edition Hanami Fusion Playing Cards 😍 by Murphys Magic starting at $18.00Hanami Fusion is a vibrant floral-the...
04/30/2020

😍 Limited Edition Hanami Fusion Playing Cards 😍
by Murphys Magic starting at $18.00

Hanami Fusion is a vibrant floral-themed deck featuring 54 unique, fully custom, and beautifully illustrated poker-sized cards.

The Hanami Fusion Deck was designed to combine standard poker indices, hanafuda imagery, and custom-designed hanafuda indices into a multipurpose deck that can be used to play Eastern and Western games. The Hanami hanafuda indices indicate the flower, month, and type of each card. These helpful indices also make the Fusion deck a great way to learn and teach hanafuda.

Inspired by the floral motifs and symbolism-rich imagery of traditional Japanese hanafuda, Hanami is a stunning modernization and celebration of a timeless classic.

What is hanafuda? Hanafuda are floral-themed pip-less playing cards, popular in Japan, Korea, and Hawaii. Hanafuda decks have 12 suits. Each suit is represented by a month of the year and each month is represented by a flower. Hanafuda can be used to play numerous games, including traditional classics such as Koi-Koi, Hachi-Hachi (88), Go-Stop, and many more.

Hanami Fusion Deck is a multipurpose deck that combines standard poker indices, hanafuda imagery, and hanafuda indices. As noted above, the Hanami Fusion Deck can be used to play both Eastern and Western games.

Hanami Fusion Deck Features:
* 54 uniquely illustrated cards
* 100% custom artwork
* Standard poker indices
* Hanafuda indices
* Can be used to play both Eastern and Western games
* Standard poker size (2.5" x 3.5") (63mm x 88mm)
* Printed by Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) on Emerald Finish
* Gold foil stamped tuck box
* Gold foil tuck box interior
* First edition - limited edition of 1000

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😍 TIMELESS Classic (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) 😍 by Murphys Magic starting at $350.00"the TOP effect of 2018-2019...
04/29/2020

😍 TIMELESS Classic (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) 😍
by Murphys Magic starting at $350.00

"the TOP effect of 2018-2019." -Paul Romhany, *Reviews Vanish Magazine

"I was completely fooled by 'this' and when I saw how it worked, I realized only João could have invented such a clever solution."
- Joshua Jay

"A very, very clever idea!"
- Dani Ortiz

"João Miranda continues to demonstrate a level of creativity that places him among the all-time greatest minds in the development of incredibly clever and practical apparatus. Not only will the functionality of Timeless make you smile, in the right hands, it will absolutely slay. This is closing effect level stuff!"
- Eric Samuels

João Miranda is a highly-respected magic creator having created original illusions for some of the biggest names in magic, including; David Copperfield, Lu Chen, Xavier Mortimer as well as many others.

TIMELESS uses a new concept in magic that takes the classic "object to impossible location" to new heights. The effect is so strong you could close any show, large or small with TIMELESS.

Effect:
A beautifully packaged box is placed on a table before the performance begins. The magician then borrows any small object from the audience, has it signed then makes it vanish!

The magician then walks over to the table and picks up the mysterious package.The package is opened, and from it the spectator removes a red gift box tied with a golden bow. The spectator then unties the bow, removes the lid and finds inside a beautiful wrist watch. The watch is cleanly placed on the spectators palm.

Without ANY suspicious moves the magician cleanly unscrews the back of the watch. The back is then lifted off of the watch and the borrowed object is found inside!

TIMELESS combines everyday objects and modern technology, making the trick 100% automatic and self-contained.

Take a look at these features:
* The cleverly gimmicked boxes and hidden electronic system do all the work for you.
* You will be blown away once you see the ingenius method behind the trick!
* The trick works 100% automatically, and the boxes and watch can be handled freely by the spectators.
* The trick can be performed in close-up situations, parlor, or on stage.
* Due to the clever way the gimmicks are built the trick is very easy to perform.

TIMELESS comes in 2 different designs; Classic and Sport

Timeless comes complete ready to perform. Also included are several routines and ideas, including a mind-blowing mentalism effect.

"I am fortunate to be a 'working' magician performing hundreds of a shows a year. That being said, I can guarantee that you will love what Joao has to offer. His tricks are so well thought out, very reliable and very practical for the 'working' magician. With Joao, What you see is what you get. Whether its the Lynx Blackboards, Timeless, or his version of Cardiographic you will love the reactions you get from the crowd and you will love how easy his stuff is to travel, maintain and set up."
- Jon Dorenbos
America's Got Talent Finalist & NFL Football Player

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😍 Pulled Extreme by Alan Rorrision (Online Only) 😍 by Murphys Magic starting at $39.99This is Pulled Extreme.Created by ...
04/28/2020

😍 Pulled Extreme by Alan Rorrision (Online Only) 😍
by Murphys Magic starting at $39.99

This is Pulled Extreme.

Created by the brilliant mind of Alan Rorrison, well known for the popular effect "Smoke" and his consultancy work for Dynamo and Troy.

This trick is profoundly mind-blowing; you restore a torn tab from a can in an incredibly visual way!

Don't just take our word for it; watch the trailer.

Super easy to do so that you can focus on your presentation.

Anyone can perform it AND perform surrounded!

Once you receive your beautiful, custom-made package, with ONLY 3 minutes for a one-time set up, you are ready to go with any drink can of your choice. We promise that the method and the simplicity of the trick will WOW you.

Performed and explained in a crystal clear manner by Francis Ang, a professional magician from Singapore.

Grab your favorite drink and perform Pulled Extreme. Get yours now worldwide.

"This looks very much like a jump cut in real life! Simple visual eye candy"
- Kevin Li (1st Ft. magician on @Instagram)

"Alan did it again! Pulled Extreme is visual, organic and extremely stunning!"
- Hanson Chien (Creator and producer of Roller Coaster and T-1000)

Disclaimer: Commercial rights are reserved for Pulled Extreme, including but not limited to TV and web shows. Kindly contact Skymember Presents for commercial inquiries. Please finish watching the tutorial before handling your gimmick. Skymember Presents and Murphy's Magic authorized dealers will accept no returns if due to misuse. By purchasing this product, you agree to the disclaimer.

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😍 My Assistant (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Massimo Cascione and Anthony Stan (online only) 😍 by Murphys Magic ...
04/27/2020

😍 My Assistant (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Massimo Cascione and Anthony Stan (online only) 😍
by Murphys Magic starting at $33.99



THE MOST VISUAL AND STARTLINGLY ELEGANT CARD PLOT OF 2020!

Imagine being able to toss any small object INTO a playing card. It's now possible with My Assistant!

My Asstistant is a stunning, multi-phase card routine that you will love to perform.

A card is freely chosen and signed by the spectator and then lost in the middle of the deck.

THE MOST VISUAL AND STARTLINGLY ELEGANT TRICK OF 2020. A random card is inserted in the deck but remains visible. You introduce a small ladybug as your assistant to find the selected card. The ladybug is thrown and visually penetrates the card to be printed on it.

Then the ladybug moves onto a card in the middle of the deck. This is the selected and signed card!

Before giving the card as a souvenir, you will extract the ladybug from the card held by the spectator.

My Assistant can be customized with other small objects : die, coin, bill, figurine, etc. (not included).

Once you have learned the method, your imagination will be your only limit !

* Visual
* Custom-made props
* USPCC Bicycle cards
* In-depth online instructions

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😍 (Preorder- Ships 3/9) CLEAR MYSTERY by Himitsu Magic 😍 by Murphys Magic starting at $38.99I believe everyone has seen ...
04/26/2020

😍 (Preorder- Ships 3/9) CLEAR MYSTERY by Himitsu Magic 😍
by Murphys Magic starting at $38.99

I believe everyone has seen the classic building block puzzle magic. In this effect, the magician shows the building block puzzle and completes it piece by piece. But when the puzzle is completed, another piece of the block appears. And when the puzzle is completed again and the block appeared again, of course, magic. The puzzle is pieced together again! But what is incredible is not that the magician has a way to put the extra blocks into the original puzzle, but that this complete puzzle, which has been added with two blocks, can actually be put into the original box, which is not scientific! But Hush fans must break through and break through. Under this ancient and classic magic secret, Hush fans have done this a whole new way. You will no longer need to cover up and exhaust all kinds of methods to make the building blocks disappear (I believe this is in the magic circle -- already a public secret). You can even show the box to the audience for inspection -- it can't be enlarged or reduced!

Let me organize the features of Clear Mystery

* No magnet
* No need for palm blocks
* All done in front of the audience
* Easy to do
* The building blocks can be inspected by the audience
* The box can be checked by the audience
* Quick reset
* 360 degree onlookers

You will receive a complete set of acrylic building blocks + collection boxes + complete and detailed online teaching. After receiving them, you can start performing soon after practicing. Go and surprise your audience!

This is Clear Mystery by E.T & Himitsu Magic

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😍 A Single Needle 😍 by Ellusionist starting at $25.00UNLIKE THE TRADITIONAL NEEDLE SWALLOW, WAYNE UTILIZES A NEW METHOD ...
04/25/2020

😍 A Single Needle 😍
by Ellusionist starting at $25.00

UNLIKE THE TRADITIONAL NEEDLE SWALLOW, WAYNE UTILIZES A NEW METHOD WHICH ALLOWS THE VOLUNTEER TO HOLD THE STRING AS THE NEEDLE IS RETRIEVED.
THE STRING NEVER LEAVES SIGHT.

From Coin in Soda Can to Indecent, Ellusionist has sold tens of thousands of Wayne Houchin's creations. Wayne has a unique way of thinking and his routines are the justification of the words, "perfectly executed".

Magic challenges the assumptions we have about what is or isn’t possible. Shock magic is particularly interesting in this regard because it affects a unique range of emotions, bridging the gap between magic and the impossible feat.

Unlike card tricks or coin tricks, the needle swallow is something that seems somehow.. real.

There’s a simplicity to this version of the needle swallowing that we think, surpasses all those that have come previously. One needle is swallowed, a volunteer holds a piece of thread, and essentially fishes it out. The story the audience is presented with is clear, and absolutely insane.

"Wayne's take on the classic needle swallow is smart, streamlined and powerful. It's like finding a needle in a Houchin haystack!" - Lee Asher

"Wayne Houchin is one of the most talented and effective magicians in the world. His magic simply mesmerizes and A Single Needle is no exception." - Aaron Fisher

From the age of 12 Wayne has been obsessed with Houdini’s ‘East Indian Needle Mystery’ - commonly known as ‘the needle swallow’. His first effects involved toothpicks tied to thread and the swallowing of uncooked spaghetti - but from inauspicious beginnings came the stage version he performs in his stage show, involving 60 needles over a 12 minute routine.

After closing his stage show with the full version for years, Houchin stripped the trick down in order to discover what makes needle swallowing so effective. He distilled the effect down even further, to what has become A Single Needle and knew that the effect had become an impromptu street classic.

While Wayne has made every effort to create the safest version of this effect possible, there is some risk of injury involved. Multiple methods are discussed that heighten the illusion of danger while substantially lessening the actual danger to the performer.

By purchasing and/or performing the effects on this DVD, you acknowledge that performance of any method is at your own risk.
details

* Unique handling means the thread never disappears from sight.
* No gimmicks - needle, spool and thread and you're ready to perform.
* Multiple versions taught including a "For the Faint of Heart" method.
* Cherries and Giant Cupcake not Included.

This is not an effect that can be missed. Order 'A Single Needle' Now.

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😍 Tenyo Mystery Blade 2020 😍 by Robbins starting at $22.00A super illusion performed in the palm of your hand! This baff...
04/24/2020

😍 Tenyo Mystery Blade 2020 😍
by Robbins starting at $22.00

A super illusion performed in the palm of your hand!

This baffling illusion is accomplished with miniature props small enough to hold in your hand, but produces an impact that blows minds! With nothing more than a mini deck of cards and the cleverly gimmicked frame, you will be able to show your audiences a complete impossibility, mere inches from their eyes. Pop this into your pocket, and you will always be ready to perform a miniature illusion show on demand!

1. A spectator selects a mini card, and returns it. The cards are inserted into the card box, which is then covered snugly by a frame.

2. Stab a metal blade through the center of the frame!

3. Although the blade undoubtedly penetrated through the case, the cards remain unharmed! Upon further examination, one card has a slice mark through its center - that card is none other than the spectator's selection!

All props can be examined by the audience at the end of your performance!

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😍 The Watch - Chrome Classic (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) [Online Purchase + Shipping Only] 😍 by Murphys Magic sta...
04/23/2020

😍 The Watch - Chrome Classic (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) [Online Purchase + Shipping Only] 😍
by Murphys Magic starting at $439.99

"For the solo worker THE WATCH is something you will definitely use if you purchase it. It now allows you to be ‘hands’ free for this effect, no stooges and peace of mind knowing you own a professional and well crafted watch that will deliver 100% accuracy." -Paul Romhany, *Reviews Vanish Magazine

The Watch is the final answer to the classic watch prediction effect, where the magician correctly predicts any named hour and minute, freely chosen by the spectator.

João Miranda and his team created the holy grail, where there are absolutely no assistants or stooges needed, and with a diabolical method that allows the performer to invisibly input any hour and minute, in less than 3 seconds and with absolute accuracy.

By the simple action of going to the pocket to grab any object, the time input is accomplished.

Take a look at the following features:

- 10 button key pad that the performer presses without even looking
- Remote feedback vibration
- The watch works as an everyday watch
- 15 second delay mode included that allows for a magical reveal
- Magnetic watch activation
- The remote has integrated battery level indication
- The watch battery lasts for over 1000 performances with one single charge
- The watch uses Swedish hybrid motors, which are the world's best
- Rechargeable batteries for both the remote and the watch

Besides all the above features, 4 original effects are fully explained: ACAAN, Time Lapse, Premonition, Objects Routine.

The Watch is a patent pending product (in both design and utility) in over 75 countries, including China and the United States of America.

TV rights are included with the purchase BUT the buyer must give previous knowledge written by e-mail to João Miranda Magic, at least 5 days before the TV recording.

* NO BLUETOOTH
* NO SMARTPHONES
* NO GUESSING

FAQ:

1 - Does The Watch tell time?

Yes. You can use The Watch as your everyday watch for over 2 weeks with one single charge!

2 - What is the difference of The Watch when compared to other similar devices?

First it uses a keypad that makes it super easy to perform without the help of any assistants. Also, when the magician inputs the information on the remote the signal is sent every second until the watch hands move! This is a first on any electronic magic product making of The Watch the most reliable on the market.

3 - Does the magician needs to look at the remote?

No! The magician can easily feel the buttons in his pocket thru the fabric and press the buttons directly without hesitation. You will be doing it after right away once you try it out.

4 - How does the magician know the remote orientation in his pocket?

The button "0" was strategically placed isolated and bellow the other buttons. This is fantastic because the magician knows instantly that he is holding the remote in the correct position.

5 - What is the 15 seconds delay mode?

It is a special mode that allows the magician to be hands free if he wished to make a reveal. Example: the spectator says the hour 5.30, which you input in the remote. Then only 15 seconds later the watch hands will move. So, you can show them the wrong hour (the spectator will think the magician failed the trick) but then you pass your hand over the watch and the time is now correct! This is great for reveals if you want a more "magical transformation" of one time into another. In this mode at the 13 second mark the remote will vibrate so that you are left with 2 seconds to place the hand over the dial for the transformation. Everything is extremely well thought out.

6 - What is the maximum wireless distance?

6 meters (20 feet).

7 - How does the magician knows that the watch hands moved into position?

The remote vibrates giving the magician feedback. This is the beauty of this creation and why this effect is reliable. There is always communication and feedback from and to the watch and the remote.

8 - Can the magician perform other effects than predicting time?

Yes! Take a look at the ACAAN performance. It really is a great and original routine. Or the Objects Routine where the hands are pointing to any selected object.

9 - If I order two watches will the remotes communicate with both watches?

No. Each watch we sell is individually programmed meaning that only one remote works with one watch. We did this to prevent issues if there is in the area more than one magician performing the same effect.

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Address

213 West 35th Street, Room 401
New York, NY
10001

General information

The Houdini Museum of New York is located within the headquarters of Fantasma Magic the leading manufacturer of magic tricks and home of the most prestigious magic shop in the world. The shop features thousands of magic tricks to chose from and an enthusiastic professional magic staff performing amazing magic tricks that you can do. A limited amount of original Houdini items are also available for sale.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(212) 244-3633

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Our goal is to inspire all age groups to realize once you focus and set your mind on something, you can accomplish anything you desire. This was exactly the way Houdini lived his life. In the museums archives are over 1500 pieces of Houdiniana that will allow for an ever changing display. Interactive videos through out the museum capture Houdini’s performance legacy,

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So...how's the museum doing during COVID-19? Hopefully, the museum will still be around if this nightmare ever ends.
I have been to a ton of museums in New York and the Houdini Museum is definitely one I want to check out soon. I hope everyone in the city is staying safe in their homes to avoid the spreading of Covid-19. To keep my mind occupied during this time, I just started a subscription to a movie streaming platform called Film Festival Flix. I just watched this documentary called Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, which is about the famous, modern magician, Ricky Jay. The film brings you through his profession, successes, and the world of magic. I would highly recommend subscribing to Film Festival Flix and watching this film as well as all the other amazing movies this platform has to offer.
I❤️HOUDINI MUSEUM
Houdini Siberian Lock
It's all about Houdini.
Just released our tribute podcast to Harry Houdini which was SO enriched by my tour at the museum. Thank you, especially to Connie who was such a fantastic tour guide! What a wonderful place.
Fui a la tienda, me gusto mucho, el museo de holdini está increíble, muy bien atendido por Daniel, muy buena onda! Y me esta haciendo un gran descuento, se las recomiendo!
Thank you so much for the fairy princess costumes you gave Lucinda for my daughters! They absolutely love them!!!!