Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What WOULD Houdini do?

Looks like Houdini is becoming a fashion statement. First there was the Houdini Hoodie from Whoodie (best headline ever), now we have a wave of Houdini-inspired t-shirts.

First up is Ann Arbor T-shirt Company who are offering "What would Houdini do?" t-shirts on Amazon. They come in styles for men, women, and kids. Should you get one? Well, what would Houdini do?

But if these shirts don't do it for you, how about a "Houdini Keg Stand" t-shirt from Headline Shirts. Not completely sure what to make of these, but do you notice anything odd about the image of Houdini suspended in a straitjacket? I'll update with the answer if someone doesn't guess it in the Comments.

Thanks to Adrian Bianco for the tip.

UPDATE: So the curious thing about this image is that it's actually a photo of Tony Curtis in Houdini (1953) with Houdini's head from his Europe's Eclipsing Sensation poster tacked on.


  1. The straitjacket is buckled in FRONT.

  2. I also offer some original Houdini T-shirts on my CafePress site. Since my main Houdini Museum site is nonprofit and ad free, I don't push the shirts, nor do I make a lot of money on them. Nonetheless, I plan on designing more as time allows. John, I hope it's okay to post the link here. If not, please feel free to remove it.

  3. ...and thus, his arms are crossed BEHIND him.

  4. Those t-shirts are awesome, esp. the "What Would Houdini Do" ones. I want!

    1. Good to see you back, Beth. It's been a while. :)