Saturday, December 24, 2011

One last jab

Not long ago I did a post about Houdini's famous clash with boxing champion Jess Willard at the Los Angeles Orpheum in 1915. Now our friend Dean Carnegie of Carnegie: Magic Detective has uncovered this terrific advert that takes full advantage of the incident. I don't know. Think Houdini might have had something to do with this ad?

Dean has been on fire lately finding vintage Houdini ads and newspaper stores. Check out his lastest post, Houdini's Challenging Time in Trenton, which offers a terrific day by day account of Houdini's performances in Trenton, NJ, in 1912.