Monday, October 22, 2012

When Edward Saint was Buried Alive

Joe Fox reminds me (just in time) that today marks the 70th Anniversary of the death of Edward Saint, companion and business manager to Bessie Houdini and the first real Houdini Archivist. To mark the occasion, Joe has sent over this interesting article from the February 1954 issue of Genii about when Saint almost died doing a Buried Alive stunt in 1927. Now, by all accounts Saint was somewhat a teller of tall tales, so who knows whether this is true. But it's certainly worth the read in memory of good old Ed.

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If you recall, earlier this year we went in search of the grave of Edward Saint, which had some twists and turns. Click here to relive that adventure.

Thanks to Joe Fox.

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