Houdini Picture Preview: The First World-Renowned Superstar

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I have always been fascinated with magic and illusionists.

Whenever I hear David Blaine or Criss Angel is having a TV special, the kid inside me gets ridiculously giddy.

And those guys will be the first to tell you they owe a debt of gratitude to The Great Houdini.

Not only was he a brilliant magician and escape artist, he was a genius of self-promotion. Houdini truly was our first world-renowned superstar. A veritable rock star during his lifetime.

Though he died in 1926, HISTORY's Houdini mini-series is proof his legend is alive and well in the 21st century.

With like Academy Award winner Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones anchoring the drama, how can you go wrong?

Flip through our slideshow and check out some memorable moments from HISTORY's Houdini.

Bess & Harry Houdini
Kristen Connolly and Adrien Brody star as Bess & Harry Houdini in HISTORY's HOUDINI

Houdini airs on September 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY.

Henry A. Otero is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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