Saturday, July 12, 2014

100 years ago tomorrow

Tomorrow WILD ABOUT HARRY will celebrate an important 100 year anniversary. Care to guess what it might be?

"The audience sat spellbound for fully two minutes after this feat was accomplished. They were too dumbfounded to applaud."

8 comments:

  1. Houdini's Walking Through a Brick Wall. The picture was a dead giveaway!

    -Meredith

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    1. Hehe. Thought it might be. But you still need to know your Houdini lore to get it. ;)

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  2. At first I thought it might be one of his smaller escapes, as leaving the audience "too dumbfounded to applaud" seemed like a common occurence with him, but it was really the year that tipped me off. I knew it was too late for the USD!

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    1. Yep. We tackled the USD's 100 year anniversary HERE.

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  3. For anyone interested, I might aswell share this little piece of info... Houdini and my great great grandfather were good friends, harry donated a considerable amount to his funeral costs. They met through my great great grandads leather trade. He used to make some of the luggage and props for houdini and later became a performer himself. It is a known in the family that Harry wanted to adopt my great great grandfathers daughter Alice. But when they offered her sister instead harry and his wife wasn't interested in Katie. My nanny also tells my that Harry's wife suffered from alopecia. Once when my great great grandmother and bess were on an open top bus her wig blew off. I thought I might aswell share these snippets of little information.

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    1. Whoa! I would love to hear more. Please shoot me an email if you can. Address HERE. Thanks.

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  4. I am almost certain that Bess had Turner's Syndrome, and alopecia is one symptom of that.

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    1. Turner's Syndrome. That I've never heard. Interesting.

      Did you read my post: The problem with Bessie?

      I may actually duplicate these comments over there as they are relevant to that discussion. I'm afraid they'll just be lost here.

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