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Harry Blackstone Jr. and his wife having fun with the Metamorphosis sculpture in Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton during their 1988 visit to Houdini's hometown. The modern sculpture by Richard C. Wolter was dedicated in May 1985 with performances by the Houdini Club of Wisconsin including an upside-down strait jacket escape by Ron Fable of Wauwautosa. Well known magicians visiting Appleton and Houdini Plaza have included Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Penn and Teller, and many others.

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