Dorothy Dietrich Gets a Lifetime Achievement Award to a Spontaneous Standing Ovation

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At Metro-Magic's yearly Gala VIP convention this week Dorothy Dietrich received the first standing ovation ever given an award winner in the history of the awards.

Scranton, PA, October 11, 2010 (PressReleasePoint) -- At Metro-Magic's yearly Gala VIP convention this week Dorothy Dietrich received the first standing ovation ever given an award winner in the history of the awards. The event filled the room with the one of the largest crowds of the day. The response was unanimous.

In giving her the award Bill Wisch, one of the organizers of the event along with Bob Solari, called her a world-class magician and mentioned some of her unique accomplishments such as escaping from a straitjacket while suspended hundreds of feet in the air from a burning rope on an HBO special, her record breaking bullet catch, her Houdini Museum, her being featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC, CBC, Travel Channel, Biography Channel, TV Land, etc. Also mentioned were her highly successful Magic Towne House in New York City, the Houdini Seances, The Psychic Theater Show and Hocus Pocus Magazine.

Dorothy, in an emotional response expressed her gratitude to those magicians who helped her along the way, and continue to support her. Among those mentioned were Walter B. Gibson, Dick Brooks, Meir Yedid, Lou Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and all of the many of the performers at The Magic Towne House, and others.

She brought along a few television film clips which to show the attendees.

Two other upcoming events were announced that will also feature Dorothy Dietrich.

The Houdini Seance at Scranton's Houdini Museum, which will also feature world renowned illusionist John Calvert. Scranton's Mayor Doherty has proclaimed Sunday October 31, 2010 as John Calvert Day. There will also be a show, and lecture by John Calvert as well as a tribute to Tony Curtis the actor who played Houdini in the famous Paramount biopic about the legendary escape artist.

On Thursday November 11, 2010, Dorothy Dietrich will be on a panel with “Dean of American Magicians” George Schindler and Houdini biographer Kenneth Silverman to discuss why the legendary magician occupies such a prominent place in American popular culture. The evening will include archival footage of classic Houdini escapes and a special live recreation of his signature straitjacket escape by Dorothy Dietrich.

Read more:
http://Houdini.org

http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/site/pages/calendar_main.php?trumbaEmbed=calendar%3Dtjm-main-calendar%26search%3DDOROTHY%20DIETRICH#/?i=1

http://art.broadwayworld.com/article/The_Jewish_Museum_Presents_Conjuring_Houdini_in_the_Popular_Imagination_20101008#ixzz11rq4fF00

http://art.broadwayworld.com/article/The_Jewish_Museum_Presents_Conjuring_Houdini_in_the_Popular_Imagination_20101008

For ifno on Dorothy Dietrich: http://DorothyDietrich.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Dietrich

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For more information or pictures call Penny Wilkes, The Houdini Museum, (570) 342-5555
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