Tuesday, April 9, 2013

USC says Houdini "deserving of a monument"

The University of Southern California is my alma mater, so I was exited to find this item about Houdini's death in the November 3, 1926 issue of the USC school newspaper, The Daily Trojan.


The only other world events the paper felt worthy to report was the failed assignation of Mussolini, a visit to the U.S. by Queen Marie, and the latest in the Tea Pot Dome scandal. Really shows what a far-reaching impact Houdini death had at the time, and further discredits the "Houdini wasn't famous in his lifetime" crowd.

4 comments:

  1. Houdini was not famous in his lifetime????????? Never heard that one before. who says this and what proof do they show???

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    1. It was a bit of a theory that was floated a year or so ago -- the notion that Houdini's fame today was due largely to Edward Saint's efforts after his death, etc. It was silly.

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  2. sounds like something Copperfield would say.

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    1. Copperfield? No. No way. He's a Houdini fan.

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