1919: The Grim Game - Here’s Houdini doing what he does best: escaping. It sells the plot of the movie and sells the image of the escape artist as well.
While The Grim Game had several different posters showing Houdini in escape action, the website features the above poster as representative of their "Best." Hey, you'll get no argument from me. It's a beautiful sheet.
last year. As far as I know, the photo has never been reproduced in any book. (I can only offer a tease here as I don't have reproduction rights.)
Thanks to Joe Notaro over at Harry Houdini Circumstantial Evidence who alerted me to this one. Joe's website is devoted exclusively to all things Grim Game related, and Joe has been turning up some wonderful discoveries from what is considered to be Houdini's best movie.