Here is the full 30 minute episode of E! Channel's Mystery's & Scandals about the famous Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. Of course, the Knickerbocker was the site of the Final Houdini Seance in 1936, and that is featured right up front starting at 5:34. The segment includes sound footage of Bess from Religious Racketeers, and also a photo of her holding a crystal ball that I've never seen (hey, could that be this ball?).
Mysteries & Scandals also did a full episode on Houdini himself, which aired on October 26, 1998.
Thanks to the Vintage Los Angeles on Facebook for the link.
|Bessie's crystal ball?|