Wednesday, September 04, 2013

a new website, created for my novel;
HOUDINI LIVES!
...story is scattered over many genres, including mystery, comedy, romance, politics, the supernatural, and magic, with numerous cameo appearances by the biggest names in mid-'60s show biz.

MORE INFO
www.HoudiniLives.com
 
YO HOUDINI!
"Houdini meets Night of the Living Dead"
a new short series, created, by, director-writer /magician,
Adam Steinfeld

MORE INFO:
www.YoHoudini.com


 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Houdini Lives! a novel

HOUDINI LIVES! a novel
by: Al Blanchard & Adam Steinfeld

It's 1966 and Harry Houdini did not die forty years ago, as people thought, but is planning a dramatic comeback...

ISBN: 978-0-615-13583-0
Paperback book $12.95

click here:

HOUDINI LIVES! in 1966 Miami Beach....alive 40 years past his burial.

Magician Adam Steinfeld and writer Al Blanchard have authored, Houdini Lives! The fanciful tale weaves around The Great Stanford, a cocky young magician out to make a name for himself. Set in 1966, Stanford discovers that Houdini faked his own death forty years earlier and has been living a very different life in Miami Beach ever since.

Story is scattered over many genres, including mystery, comedy, romance, politics, the supernatural, and magic, with numerous cameo appearances by the biggest names in mid-'60s show biz.
-Magic Magazine, las vegas

ALSO WRITTEN AS A FILMSCRIPT.
MORE ON THE NOVEL
available online including at: www.HoudiniLives.com
ORIGINAL HOUDINI MILK CAN ESCAPE
PHOTO by: Kevin Hare - the Enquirer

A new traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Magic, soon to be on public display at; Houston Museum of Natural Science, featured in "Magic...The Science of Wonder", an exhibition running in a few months, Feb. 26 to Sept, 6, 2010, then it travels to NYC at the Jewish Museum.

About 75 historical Houdini Magic items from all of the country with be displayed, reports, the Enquirer.
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SEE ADAM STEINFELD, perform the HOUDINI WATER TORTURE TANK,  Mr. Steinfeld,  is co-author of;
Houdini Lives! a novel
 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Houdini Lives! a novel

HOUDINI LIVES!
a novel
by: Al Blanchard & Adam Steinfeld

It's 1966 and Harry Houdini did not die forty years ago, as people thought, but is planning a dramatic comeback...

ISBN: 978-0-615-13583-0
Paperback book $12.95
click here:
BUY IT NOW

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HARRY HOUDINI (center) pictured with his show dancers including Dorothy Young and Julie Sawyer (far left) , on last year of his tour in 1926.

PHOTO:
HARRY HOUDINI upsidedown in tank,
in his original creation the Water Torture Cell of death, ...first public performance was at the Circus Busch in Berlin, on September 21, 1912, Houdini continued to perform the escape until his death in 1926.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

sponsored by;
HOUDINI LIVES! a novel & filmscript
by Al Blanchard & Adam Steinfeld

....he's back , newly discovered Corbis photo of "People Surrounding The Body of the Late Houdini" , November 2, 1926.

Original caption: The body of the late Harry Houdini arrives in NY from Detroit, where he died.

READ THE NOVEL & filmscript
HOUDINI LIVES!
by Al Blanchard & Adam Steinfeld

HOUDINI LIVES! in 1966 Miami Beach....alive 40 years past his burial.

It's 1966 and world famous magician, escape artist, Harry Houdini, did not die forty years ago as many people thought, but is planning a dramatic comeback...

http://www.HoudiniLives.com/

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Death Defying Acts new Houdini movie opens today in New York City & Los Angeles

DEATH DEFYING ACTS, new houdini movie opens today.
MOST Houdini movies are all stuck in time in the 1920's, this one set about 1 year before his death in 1925, on his tour of Scotland, where Houdini (Guy Pearce) meets up with the lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones, check out the trailer below.



Wednesday, June 04, 2008



HOUDINI LIVES! in 1966 Miami Beach....alive 40 years past his burial.

Magician Adam Steinfeld and writer Al Blanchard have authored Houdini Lives! The fanciful tale weaves around The Great Stanford, a cocky young magician out to make a name for himself. Set in 1966, Stanford discovers that Houdini faked his own death forty years earlier and has been living a very different life in Miami Beach ever since. Story is scattered over many genres, including mystery, comedy, romance, politics, the supernatural, and magic, with numerous cameo appearances by the biggest names in mid-'60s show biz.
-Magic Magazine, las vegas

MORE ON THE NOVEL

available online including at:
www.HoudiniLives.com

Friday, April 18, 2008

Houdini Lives! a novel

Rosabella, BELIEVE
Based on the secret "code" Houdini left for his wife:

"Rosabella, answer, tell, pray, answer, look, tell, answer, answer, tell"...which translates, based on an old Vaudevillian mindreading act to; "Believe".

Rosabella, was the song that was playing when Houdini met Bess.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

HOUDINI LIVES! new web site.

NEW OFFICAL HOUDINI LIVES! web site almost finished, check out a preview, by clicking below.

CLICK HERE:
HOUDINI LIVES!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Houdini Lives! a novel.

UPDATE NEWS

HOUDINI LIVES!
a novel

by AL BLANCHARD

& ADAM STEINFELD

IS NOW ON
SALE!!!

...."Houdini alive and grooving in the sixties." Wayne Kawamoto, About.com



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Watch the
1 min. book promo
click on screen below



media info contact: Adam@MagicLive.com
October 2, 2007

Houdini Lives, said to be Alive and Well, in Miami Beach

Magician contends famed escape artist appeared 40 years past his death.

(Miami Beach) What if, Harry Houdini, world famous magician and escape artist, did not die on
October 31, 1926, but faked his own death, appearing forty years later in 1966.

Houdini always said he'd be back. Could it be he was planning a major comeback on the Jackie Gleason television show on Halloween night 40 years past his burial?


This theory is presented as Houdini Lives! a novel by Al Blanchard & Adam Steinfeld, available online including at: HoudiniLives.com

"I posed my theory to mystery novelist Al Blanchard in April, 2002 in Aruba, where I presented my grand illusions magic show, Adam Steinfeld MagicLive! at a local beach casino," Steinfeld says.

The show ended with the famous Houdini Water Torture tank - - Steinfeld would escape from 200 lbs of freezing cold water while locked in chains and steel shackles.


"Blanchard handed me his business card. 'Send me more on the story,' he said. So began our two years of collaboration on Houdini Lives! a novel. Wherever I was performing in the world, we would exchange story drafts by e-mail," Steinfeld says.

Al Blanchard is also author of the Steve Asher Mystery Series, the James Callahan Mysteries & a Collection of short stories called 'The Stalker and Other Tales of Love & Murder'.

The story, which is fiction based on fact, is a murder mystery, and combines humor and political drama, with a touch of romance.

Houdini has been in hiding from his political enemies and is planning a dramatic comeback. Who are these enemies from the 1920's, and why are they still trying to kill him?

No autopsy was performed. He was buried within a few days. His wife Beatrice, was poisoned, a week earlier before his death, but survived.

"I'm convinced a mysterious old rabbi with an old black robe, who showed me my first magic trick in Miami Beach was the legendary escape artist," Steinfeld says.

Houdini Lives! a novel. Magic Live! publishing.


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PHOTO: Adam Steinfeld, magician-illusionist, writer-filmmaker. Co-Author of Houdini Lives! a novel, contends famous escape artist, Houdini alive 40 years after his burial. www.HoudiniLives.com


PHOTO 2: Harry Houdini (r), escape artist, magician, actor, showman.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Houdini Lives! a novel.


Houdini Lives! a novel,
a supernatural thriller

by Al Blanchard & Adam Steinfeld

..."historical fantasy, romance and intrique tied into a taut false knot." -Mike Caveney

It's 1966, and world famous magician, escape artist, Harry Houdini, did not die 40 years ago as people thought. He's has been in hiding from his political enemies and is planning a dramatic comeback. Who are these enemies from the 1920's, and why are they still trying to kill him? Can Stanford, the young, hip, up-and-coming magician, and his sultry assistant, Solea, save his life? A magician creates a world of wonder and asks people to believe in that world. It is the highest form of entertainment. What is Houdini's secret identity? Will this be his final illusion? Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare for a tall tale of murder, mystery, romance, and political drama. Houdini lives or dies is only a matter of time.

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HOUDINI LIVES! a novel is a collaboration between New England writer Al Blanchard, (center) & Adam Steinfeld, (left), magician-illusionist, writer-filmmaker, celebrate the completion of their novel. Blanchard is also author of the Steve Asher Mystery Series, the James Callahan Mysteries & a Collection of short stories called 'The Stalker and Other Tales of Love & Murder.

CLICK BELOW for PressPhoto's

AUTHOR's
1)
(center) AL Blanchard, Adam Steinfeld (left)
2) at movie shoot , Aruba: Knock 'em Dead.
3)
additional photos with description

4) PHOTO: Adam Steinfeld, magician-illusionist, writer-filmmaker and co-author of the new novel, Houdini Lives!, contends famous escape artist, Houdini, was alive 40 years after his burial.

5) Steinfeld enters Houdini Water tank photo 1
6) Steinfeld enters Houdini Water tank photo 2

NOVEL

5) Houdini Lives! Book COVER (main)
6) Book Cover & Back cover
7) hand flipping through pages
8) Front cover book on backdrop

HARRY HOUDINI, BIO
9) Houdini in watertank, photo 1908.
10) Harry Houdini image in chains 1899
11) Houdini & his wife Bess.

12) Houdini photo studio shot

2 min. PROMOTIONAL BOOK VIDEO explains story with still photos & narration.

PRESS INTERVIEWS
Contact: Adam Steinfeld. e-mail; Adam@MagicLive.com

HoudiniLives.com
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QUOTES, Houdini Lives! novel, highly praised by journalists & magic leaders alike:

..."A most intriguing and entertaining premise - read the book (Houdini Lives!) before you see the movie that has to follow!"
John Fisher, acclaimed British TV producer, author of CARDINI, the Suave Deceiver & TOMMY COOPER: Always Leave Them Laughing.
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...“historical fantasy, romance and intrigue tied into a taut false knot.” - Mike Caveney, mcmagicwords author/publisher of Harry Anderson -WiseGuy, Carter The Great, awarded the John Nevil Maskelyne award for literature by England's Magic Circle.

...."Houdini alive and grooving in the sixties." Wayne Kawamoto, About.com

..."Adam - I enjoyed the book, (Houdini Lives!) very much - it's excellent, reading with an interesting twist - it should be a best seller."
-Sid Radner , foremost authority on Houdini, Hardeen's protégé.

"A new novel, Houdini Lives, asks...what if, Harry Houdini, world famous magician and escape artist, did not die on October 31, 1926." -Tim Quinlin's Inside Magic

...."GREAT!!! Gave me chills!!! -Steven A. Sparks, specializing in Houdiniana

...."is a fun fictional novel that finds Houdini alive and well and living in 1966, Miami Beach."
-John Cox, screenwriter, Houdini buff, webmaster of Houdini-Lives.com

..."this murder mystery features the 1966 return of Harry Houdini, who was thought to have died forty years ago." -Ronald E. Gray, Houdini in a Milk Can

"Houdini Lives! novel is destined for greatness, I can easily visualize it as a feature-film" Dr. Mark Horowitz

..."not since the likes of Isaac Bashevis Singer's Pulitzer Prize winning novel "the Magician of Lublin" has there been a story that mixes magic, romance, and religion into a well crafted work of original literature, all set in the cool turbulent 60's.

...Thumbs up to writers Blanchard & Steinfeld for delivering us a fun & mysterious novel that works on every level." -Bret Gorenberg

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Leave Houdini's grave alone!






Magician, Adam Steinfeld, Co-author of Houdini Lives! Believes Opening Houdini's Grave Will Risk the Wrath of Houdini's Spirit!

by Bret Gorenberg

MIAMI BEACH, FL. Let HOUDINI rest-in-peace, or risk the wrath of Houdini's spirit, says novelist Adam Steinfeld, co-author of HOUDINI LIVES! (www.HoudiniLives.com), "I don't think they should exume Houdini's body, what kind of b.s. is this? " Refering to recent news reports of digging up Houdini's grave at Machpehla Cemetary. Steinfeld added, "Houdini is considered by some cultures to be god-like, you never know what the wrath of Houdini's spirit might bring. Leave the body alone, let him rest in peace."

And, what if the coffin is empty and Houdini didn't die back in 1926? What if indeed.



Adam Steinfeld, magician-writer is the co-author of HOUDINI LIVES! a novel, a supernatural thriller, who along with New England writer, Al Blanchard (the Steve Asher Mystery Series, Tales of Love & Murder) create a world in which Houdini did not die, but faked his death and is hiding out from his politcal enemies trying kill him, their novel of fiction lately, seems to be turning into fact . First drafted as a film-script in 2002, then the first draft of novel complete in 2004, and finalized in 2006. (www.HoudiniLives.com) details a life forty years after Houdini's death.

more on the story, click here;
www.associatedcontent.com/article/189784/leave_houdinis_grave_alone.html

Saturday, October 28, 2006

UPDATE NEWS

HOUDINI LIVES! a novel
Supernatural Romantic Thriller
by AL BLANCHARD & ADAM STEINFELD
IS NOW ON SALE!!!
paperback or e-book
buy online now.



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Monday, September 18, 2006

HOUDINI LIVES! Is it true? Can it Be? World famous escape artists Harry Houdini who will be celebrating 80 years of his so called death on October 31st was actually alive and well in 1966. Watch the shocking video!

Click play button to watch video below.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Jackie Gleason Collection

Jackie Gleason Collection of parapsycholgy.

The exhibit features selected items from the Jackie Gleason Collection of books, journals, periodicals, and publications accumulated by this world famous entertainer related to parapsychology.

Gleason, a comedian, television star, and motion picture actor of international acclaim, developed a deep and abiding interest in parapsychology and its many components. Gleason's interest grew from his inquisitive mind and sincere interest in the topic. However, the collection is not the product of Gleason's personal belief in the wide spectrum of phenomena represented by the term "parapsychology."

Monday, August 29, 2005

Sunday, August 28, 2005

HOUDINI LIVES! a novel

PHOTO: Renowned magician, comedian, writer, filmmaker Adam Steinfeld (L) joined by magic dancer Debby (R), and writer, Al Blanchard (C) , author of the Steve Asher Mystery series, the James Callahan Mysteries, and a collection of short stories called ‘the Stalker and other Tales of Love & Murder’ celebrate the completion of their novel Houdini Lives! produced magically on stage by Steinfeld at his MagicLive! casino show, in Aruba.

Houdini Lives! a novel, first written as a film-script, in 2002 (working two years over the internet), this final version of the novel completed in August, 2004, then Al past away unexpectedly, in November, just a few months later, in Boston, attending a Mystery Writers conference , this is his 6th novel, & Adam Steinfeld 2nd book.

Blanchard & Steinfeld's novel takes up where Houdini left off, an outstanding, fantastic original idea, a must read! Perfect as a novel, broadway play or feature film.

VIDEO CLIP of two scenes, cameo of novelist Al Blanchand's acting debut in ARUBA: Knock 'em Dead, shot on the tropical island of Aruba in 2003. Adam Steinfeld (in gorilla cage), Evelien Yutte as magicians assistant.

CLICK BELOW:

Photo Caption;
(R) Harry Houdini, escape artist magician, movie star and
(L) Charlie Chaplin, silent screen star, take a moment off to pose for the camera, at the Lasky studio's in Nov. 1919, now Paramount studios.

Harry Houdini (born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest) is best known as a legendary magician and escape artist, but later on in his career he appeared in a few silent action-adventure films from the late 1910s through the early '20s. He even produced a few of these films, such as The Man from Beyond (1922). ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide.




Houdini 1953 feature film, starring Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh, a huge blockbuster for it's time, produced by George Pal. Many major motion pictures of the great Houdini created over the years, but still none of them compare to this 1953 classic .


Makin' A Movie
Illusionist, magician/comedian, writer Adam Steinfeld turns filmmaker summer 2003. While appearing in his show at the Alhambra Casino in Aruba, he's producing, directing, and acting in "Knock 'Em Dead", an independent production written by mystery writer/novelist Al Blanchard. The plots simple; Magic show assistant, Angelique Cool is the prime suspect in the murder of Adam Steinfeld...but who is the mysterious film-maker who lures her to Aruba's California lighthouse, the scene of the crime?

PHOTO Caption:
Screenwriter Al Blanchard (left), who plays L.A. movie director Sam; Adam Steinfeld (in gorilla cage), who actually directs Knock 'Em Dead; and Sharina Mackay
(second from right) who plays murder suspect,
Angelique Cool.

Photo Caption;
Magician/Illusionist/escape artist, Adam Steinfeld with his Houdini Water Torture Tank of Death,
Houdini's original invention, although there's nothing supernatural about it. Steinfeld takes a photo on his world tour in summer 1999 travels all over the east coast from Boston, New York, New Jersey, Conn., Vermont, Pittsburg & Phildelphia, Biloxi, Miss, USA to traveling 7 thousand miles to Hong Kong, China performing Houdini's most sought after illusion, in front of 3 thousand people in Christmas 2000,

check out live video of Hong Kong performance below.