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Magician Dick Brookz Reveals Houdini’s conflict with Arthur Conan Doyle, Thursday, December 11, on The Travel Channel

Magician Dick Brookz Reveals Houdini’s conflict with Arthur Conan Doyle, Thursday, December 11, on The Travel Channel

The Travel Channel’s Mysteries At The Museum Features The Houdini Museum for the second time in as many years.

Scranton, PA, December 06, 2014 — The Travel Channel’s Mysteries At The Museum features renowned magician and Houdini expert Dick Brookz on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3 PM as their lead story. The Houdini Museum has a veritable treasure trove of objects related to the performer, such as handcuffs, posters, photographs, and a collection of locks. The most haunting artifact at the Houdini Museum is a piece from the magician’s private home, a centerpiece in his 4 story house, a large portrait of his mother. TV host Don Wildman tells of the captivating portrait of Houdini’s mother, Cecelia Weiss, wearing a high-necked, black gown and a stoic expression. This portrait was a catalyst for a bitter conflict that involved Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, that tormented the great illusionist right up until his untimely death. It can also be seen on

Brooks has appeared in top venues such as Rainbow Grill at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, The Americana Hotel in Puerto Rico for 3 months, held over, and returned and headlined Number One Fifth Ave in New York City (Barbra Streisand and Woody Allen also headlined there), the Morocco in Montreal, repeatedly at New York’s Living Room with Jack Jones, Lonnie Satin, and others, as well as Three Rivers in Detroit, and a series of other top supper clubs. He has appeared on the same bill, usually the opening act, with Jack Jones, Jerry Vale, Lou Monte, George Kirby, Pat Cooper, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Darin, Don Cornell and others. He has worked as an entertainer for major corporations such as Coleco, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Maidenform, First Boston, Yago Sangria, Pool Trol, etc., with shows written by him that revolved around the product. His television appearances include Atlantic City Alive, Travel Channel’s “Magic Road Trip”, Biography Channel’s “Dead Famous-Houdini”, Evening Magazine, Good Morning America, Home Box Office, Canada’s Deals From The Dark Side”, Travel Channel’s “Magic Road Trip”, as well as many local and news programs. He has been hired for major society parties by Diana Ross, Brooke Shields, Carly Simon, Barry Manilow, John Lithgow, David Merrick, Stevie Wonder, multiple times for the Rockefeller family and others.

Background information:
Two seasons ago Mysteries At The Museum featured the Houdini Museum’s Dorothy Dietrich telling of one of Houdini’s most famous escapes. The Travel Channel’s promo for that show can be seen on their website.

Houdini fans have come to Scranton, PA., the home of the Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show for 25 years. It is the only building in the world totally devoted to Houdini, & is the longest running and largest public exhibit in the world
dedicated to Houdini. It’s headed up by professional magicians Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz.

Magicians Dick Brookz and Dorothy Dietrich this past week were featured on the Associated Press feature that can be seen at their Big Story web page.

The Houdini Museum has the largest and only continuing 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.

The Houdini Museum, Tour and Magic Show is located at 1433 N. Main Ave, Scranton, PA, (570) 342-5555, and features year round Houdini tours and magic shows for adults, kids, seniors and teenagers.

Museum co-directors Dick Brookz and Dorothy Dietrich are also currently starring in Psychic Theater’s “Haunted! A Fun Psychic & Seance Event!” now running evenings for 9 years at the Houdini Museum Theater. It is the longest running seance
show in history.

Penny Wilkes
The Houdini Museum
1433 N. Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18508

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