Wednesday, September 12, 2018

..."A most intriguing and entertaining premise - 
read the book, before you see the movie that has to follow!"  
  -John Fisher, acclaimed British TV producer


HOUDINI LIVES! 
a novel
by 
AL BLANCHARD
and ADAM STEINFELD

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



..."A most intriguing and entertaining premise - 
read the book, before you see the movie that has to follow!"  
  -John Fisher, acclaimed British TV producer

...“historical fantasy, 
romance and intrigue tied into a taut false knot.” 
- Mike Caveney, author/publisher 

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

..."Adam - I enjoyed the book 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

..."is a fun fictional novel that finds Houdini alive and well and living in 1966, Miami Beach".
 -John Cox 
Wild About Harry blog,

..."this murder mystery features the 1966 return of Harry Houdini who was thought to have died forty years earlier." 
-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
one of the largest Magic Collections in the world. 

"Thumbs up to writers, Al Blanchard and Adam Steinfeld for delivering us a thriller that's fun and mysterious and works on every level." 
Bret Gorenberg
THIS IS Sixties doc. 



Friday, August 10, 2018


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












HOUDINI LIVES!
by Al Blanchard 
and Adam Steinfeld

MIAMI BEACH. It's 1966 and world famous magician, escape artist, Harry Houdini did NOT die forty years ago as many people thought, he's been in hiding from his political enemies and is planning a dramatic comeback.



..."A most intriguing and entertaining premise - read the book, 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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NOW
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Thursday, November 02, 2017


historical crime thriller, romantic drama

HOUDINI LIVES!
a new novel by
AL BLANCHARD   and  ADAM STEINFELD




LOGLINE:
MIAMI BEACH. It's 1966 and world famous magician, escape artist, Harry Houdini did NOT die forty years ago as many people thought, he's been in hiding from his political enemies and is planning a dramatic comeback.





..."a most intriguing and entertaining premise - 

read the book before you see the movie, that's sure to follow!
-John Fisher, 
acclaimed British TV producer




BUY IT
NOW
CLICK HERE

Monday, September 18, 2017


HOUDINI LIVES!

A NOVEL BY 
Al Blanchard and Adam Steinfeld

GENRE
historical crime thriller / romantic drama

SETTING
in 1966, Miami Beach

LOGLINE
On glitzy Miami Beach, in 1966, world famous escape artist, magician, Harry Houdini did NOT die forty years ago, as many people thought, but is planning a dramatic comeback. Who are these enemies from the 1920s and why are they still trying to kill him? Can Stanford, the young hip, new wave magician and his psychic magic assistant, Solea save his life? Houdini lives or dies is only a matter of time.


                                           
ABOUT the writers

AL BLANCHARD
New England crime novelist, author of The Steve Asher Mystery Series, The Disappearance of Jenna Drago, the James Callahan Mysteries & a Collection of short stories called The Stalker and Other Tales of Love & Murder and many more. And the former President of, the Mystery Writers of America - New England Chapter. 

ADAM STEINFELD
filmmaker/magician, director several shorts in film-festivals; Houdini...talks Houdini, Co-author of the novel/  film script, Houdini Lives!, Yo Houdini, Magic Island, Ask Madame Wonder? and long running, Magic Live!®, grand illusions comedy show, at island resort casino, studied to be a filmmaker, Bachelor of Arts, Univ. of Miami. 

(Left) magician/director, Adam Steinfeld, and (center) novelist, Al Blanchard celebrate
on stage, at the Magic Live! show, the first publication of  their novel Houdini Lives!


                                                                                                                
THE REAL HOUDINI IS BACK! 

 HOUDINI...talks Houdini

a short film by filmmaker/magician,

Adam Steinfeld 


You'll gasp at every death-defying feat..and thrill to every moment, it's all real, NOT a Hollywood actor, incredible escapes from the 1907 Weighlock bridge leap, to the 1914 Battery Park box escape. 

See the greatest magician of all time, America's first superhero, Houdini make a triumphant return, to where it all started in Coney Island.



Monday, June 20, 2016

HOUDINI LIVES!
by Al Blanchard 
and Adam Steinfeld

logline:

It's 1966 and Harry Houdini did not die forty years ago, as many people thought, he's been in hiding from his political enemies and is planning a dramatic comeback.




..."A most intriguing and entertaining premise - read the book, 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. 






...“historical fantasy, 

romance and intrigue tied into a taut false knot.” 
- Mike Caveney, author/publisher 
of 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 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

..."is a fun fictional novel that finds Houdini alive and well and living in 1966, Miami Beach".
 -John Cox 
Wild About Harry Houdini blog. 

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

"Houdini Lives! novel is destined for greatness, I can easily visualize it as a movie."
 Dr. Mark Horowitz
one of the largest Magic Collections in the world. 

"Thumbs up to writers, Al Blanchard and Adam Steinfeld for delivering us a thriller that's fun and mysterious and works on every level." 
Bret Gorenberg
THIS IS Sixties doc. 

www.HoudiniLives.com
www.MagicLive.com
copyright, MMXVII-Adam Steinfeld

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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 Sanford, 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.
_____________________________________

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



BUY IT TODAY,
click here:
Lulu books, www.lulu.com/content/419992

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's1) (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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Book Cover

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

...Thumbs up to writers Blanchard & Steinfeld for delivering us a fun & mysterious novel that works on every level." -Bret Gorenberg
BUY IT TODAY, click here: Lulu books, www.lulu.com/content/419992