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Houdini and the Cult of Celebrity

Special | 59m 9s Video has closed captioning.

Richard Popp, an associate professor of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies at UW-Milwaukee, discusses how stuntmen, actors and musicians benefited from crowded cities and advancements in transportation and communications during the industrial age. Popp explores how earlier performers’ notoriety contributed to Harry Houdini’s celebrity.

Aired: 12/05/19

Rating: TV-G

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