Here's a question; where and when did Houdini first perform the suspended straitjacket escape? Houdini's Magic Shop posted this as a trivia question on their Facebook page today and I admit I'm stumped (without getting up and going to the bookcase). First one to answer the question correctly in our Comments gets bragging rights!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Nothing special about this except that I really like this captured moment of Houdini being prepared for a suspended straitjacket escape. Note how he's giving instructions to Jim Collins as he ties his ankles; the "To Let" sign behind him; and the sharp focus on the kids looking up at him, lucky enough to get this close to the action. And how about that guy on the far right in a full fur coat? Great stuff.