Rare Film Houdini Straight Jacket Escape

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Halloween is National Magic Day

Posted on October 29, 2011, in History, Magic and the Magic Castle, Uncategorized, Vaudeville and Burlesque and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow…look at the size of that audience. Totally unlike those who work the streets with the straight jacket. A different time, energy, and ‘raison de’terre.

    Such a great find Pop.

    In understanding that filming this in that era, cameras would have been a lot bigger, editing and such would have been a larger task, and disseminating to a larger audience of the day would have been so different in the day.

    As a Busker ( with the cups) and watching my colleagues around the world work the jacket (for profit) on the streets, there is so big a difference to what has gone before.

    Awesome, educational, and inspiring.

    Nice one Pop, nice one…

    James James


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