Re: Houdini Exhumation
Regarding the proposed plan to exhume the body of Harry Houdini, relatives of Beatrice (Bess) Harry Houdini are totally against it.
Based on information made available to us over the years, we feel there is no need to exhume his body. It is our firm belief that Bess Houdini would never approve of this. The family believes this is likely being done to promote sales of a recent book on Harry Harry Houdini suggesting he may have been murdered.
The Houdini family wants to honor the name of Harry Houdini and not use it for sensationalism that does not honor him.
Several members of Bess Houdini's family are members of the Society of American Magicians (SAM) and have tried to promote him through the art of magic that Harry Houdini loved. Bess's relatives were honored guests at the US Post Office
official stamp issuance held at the Society of American Magician convention held in New York City on July 3, 2002. Marie Hinson Blood (Houdini’§Ās niece) and David Copperfield were two of the honored speakers. Our family presence at this event was represented by 14 family members. We do not know why relatives of Hardeen (Houdini's brother) did not participate in this event honoring Houdini.
The Houdini family established a youth magic scholarship fund through SAM when Marie Hinson Blood passed away in November 2004. This was to honor Houdini, the uncle she loved so much. Marie spent the last 20 years of her life
speaking at magic conventions, schools and community events of her childhood memories of living with her aunt and uncle, the famous Houdini's. In 2000 we established Harry Houdini Family’ DBA to preserve the memories of Harry Houdini and promote the art of magic.
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