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.

2 comments:

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

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    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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