Female Houdini & First Lady of Magic

Pioneer woman magician and escape artist are all words used to describe Dorothy Dietrich.

Many of the things she has done are unprecedented in the history of magic. She has paved the way for future female magicians in the magic and escape field.

Columbia Encyclopedia (Columbia University Press) calls her “one of the most noted magicians of the late 20th Century.” She often does shows at Scranton’s Harry Houdini Museum & Show that she has founded. She also presides over the Famous Harry Houdini Seances held each Halloween.

Dorothy is the keeper of the Houdini grave site with the sanction of the family of Houdini and the management of the cemetery.

She recently replaced Houdini’s bust, which was destroyed by vandals 38 years ago, at his grave site.

She has starred on an HBO Special with Tony Curtis, on Mysteries At The Museum, Magic Road Trip, Monel Williams, You Asked For It, etc. Her appearances include a Bill Cosby Special, The Robert Klein Show, Just For The Record, The Best Of Everything, Evening Magazine, Man and His Mysteries, etc.

Isla Fisher, star of the action thriller, “Now You See Me” used Dorothy’s career and work as inspiration for her role in the hit movie.

Watch her in action Strait (Straight) Jacket Full Escape Burning Rope Female Houdini ™

Watch her in action doing her Straight Jacket Full Escape with Burning Rope becoming the female Houdini!

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Married to Antony, Mum to our children. Full time working in media for over 20 years, part time writer and assistant to Antony, which I guess makes me a magicians assistant :-)


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