Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Houdini hangs in Vancouver

While our friends at the blog Canada's Magic continue their week long look back at Houdini in Vancouver (today's Part 5 is a must read), the Twitter for the Vancouver Archives has also gotten into the act. I don't believe I've ever seen this image, so I thought it worth the share. You can click the link for the full version.


UPDATE: Today's post at Canada's Magic contains more coverage and photos from this escape, including a pic of what the location looks like today. Have a read HERE.

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3 comments:

  1. Interesting to see a movie cameraman filming the escape. It would be cool if the footage is in an archive in Vancuover!

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  2. Thank you for linking to the original 1923 article. It indicates that the disdain shown by magicians (i.e. Houdini was a lousy magician) was never held by the non-magician public. Even when audiences couldn't have seen what they said they saw (in personal correspondence and conversations) it's a good example of a magician leaving the audiences with false memories of the impossible.

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  3. Yes the Vancouver Archive has footage of this performance. I worked them and we showed this footage at the Van City Theater about 7 years ago in a series I produced.

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