Thursday, July 31, 2014

LINK: Hey Houdini! Is That You????

In the 1971 BBC documentary The Truth About Houdini there is a quick shot (at 00:11:11) of Houdini in handcuffs and leg-irons wearing a deep-sea diving suit. It's driven me crazy that I've never seen this photo elsewhere and complete. But now the great Kevin Connolly has uncovered the full photo in a clipping detailing this challenge escape. So click on over to Houdini Himself and learn the story of Houdini's daring dive (on land)!

It's worth noting that Houdini later patented a deep-sea diving suit with an emergency quick release mechanism. No escape from the bends, however.


  1. Is Houdini's escape from his own invention, the fast release diving suit, still in the Master Mystery?

    1. I don't recall. Somewhere I have a list of all the escapes in the existing MM print. I'll try to find that.



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