Sunday, July 19, 2009

Houdini’s final ad

The excellent Carnegie Blog has uncovered a newspaper advert for Houdini’s very last performance on Sunday, October 24, 1926 at the Garrick Theater in Detroit, Michigan.

While reviews did note that Houdini didn’t quite seem himself that night, little did the audience know he was performing with a ruptured appendix and a 104 degree temperature (which rose to 106 by evenings end).

Houdini would die seven days later on Halloween 1926.

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