Houdini: His Life and Legend

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 3/25/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Houdini was the most famous man of his time. And, over 80 years after his death, Houdini is still the most famous name in magic. He is an inspiration to generations who dare to dream of the impossible. William uses storytelling and historical magic recreations to go beyond the myth and bring to life the true story of this American Icon...the American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, the world's handcuff king, the exposer of fraud, the original prison breaker and the Master Magician.

Born and raised in Chicago, William Pack is a magician, storyteller, and author. He was trained in classical style magic at the Chavez College of Prestidigitation, performed close-up magic at the famous Schulien's restaurant, caught cheats for a casino, and demonstrated magic for 13 years at the magic shop in Chicago's Navy Pier. He is an internationally recognized magic historian with a special interest in Chicago magic history. In 2001, he taughts actor Will Smith sleight of hand for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali.

Location: Large Meeting Room A
Contact: Jill Derkits
Contact Number: 847-439-0447 x 226
Presenter: William Pack
Status: Closed