Topic: Harry Houdini

12 Hollywood Haunts and Unsolved Mysteries

12 Hollywood Haunts and Unsolved Mysteries

For this weekend’s celebrity gallery, we’re going back a little further than we normally would– back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, to the Roaring ’20s and the ’30s and ’40s. These are the times featured in the game L.A. Noire, the latest offering from Rockstar Games, and what stylish times they are. Back then, old-fashioned movie stars may not have worn their problems on their sleeves the way celebrities do today, but problems were still something they had plenty of. Come on in and take a trip through some of the more notorious scandals, hauntings, and unsolved mysteries of Hollywood, and see what can be dug up– if you look hard enough for it. More »

13 Amazing Escape Artists You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

13 Amazing Escape Artists You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Happy birthday, Harry Houdini! Two days ago was the master escapist’s birthday. Born Erik Weisz in 1874, he would have been 137 years old if he had discovered the secrets of immortality. Alas, he did not; weirdly enough, he died on Halloween night, 1926. Even weirder, Dorothy Young, one of Houdini’s former stage assistants, sadly passed away two days ago at the age of 103. In honor of Houdini, Dorothy, and the grand tradition of escapology, here are 13 amazing escape artists, both past and present, you probably haven’t heard of but definitely should know. More »