the grave of Jacob Hyman, my fellow Houdini buffs and I recently went in search of the final resting place of Charles David Myers aka Professor Sesrad aka Sir Edward St. Ra-Diem aka Dr. Edward Saint. Saint was the business manager, companion, and some claim secret husband of Bess Houdini in her later years. Saint tirelessly promoted Houdini's name and legacy and was the driving force behind the Final Houdini Seance. He died in 1942.
The location of Saint's grave has long been somewhat of a mystery. But then Joe Fox discovered that he was buried under his real name, Charles David Myers, in Hollywood Forever, a famous old cemetery in the heart of Hollywood which holds Valentino, Cecile B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. & Jr, and many other stars from the early days of Hollywood.
So on Sunday, January 15, 2012, we set out to find the long forgotten grave of Edward Saint. Instead of telling the whole story in words, I'll let this 7 minute video (from the new WILD ABOUT HARRY YouTube Channel) tell the tale instead. As you'll see, Saint turned out to be as tricky in death as he was in life.