1/18/12 1/18/12 Send in the Clowns returns with Meria & Dave McGowan – Laurel Canyon continues! Houdini’s house in Laurel Canyon – why still vacant land? Houdini died on Halloween, house burned on Halloween (33 yrs later); Houdini a Mason; same threads; born in Hungary, son of a rabbi; struggling magician until he met John Wilkie the spy chief; After hitting it big he goes to Europe for 4 yrs; Meets with member of Scotland Yard; the Hollywood connection; Lincoln’s magician spy; dead at 52; was he poisoned? his secret vaults; fraudulent passport; Inventor? Harry ran his own spy network; Harry’s meeting with Woodrow Wilson prior to WW1; his brother slashed in bed; Aliester Crowley- satanist and British intell; Harry’s move “The Grim Game” shot in Laurel Canyon; “Haldane of the Secret Service” his film about his alter-ego.