Houdini's favorite character was that of a bespectacled old man with a cane. According to Christopher Sandford in Houdini and Conan Doyle, Houdini called this character F. Fraud -- Fraud. (This name was also used by Houdini's agent, Rose Mackenberg, who went undercover as the Reverend Francis Raud). Houdini may have also used the names "Mr. Smith" and "Mr. White". Interestingly he also "hid" behind the name of White -- the anglicized form of Weiss -- during his days as a runaway.
Below are photos of Houdini in full disguise. Eat your heart out, Sherlock Holmes.
|Tony Curtis in makeup for HOUDINI|