Friday, May 24, 2013

LINK: Clementine – one of the first Handcuff Queens

Gary Hunt's Magic Footnotes has a very intersing post about Clementina Starr a.k.a. Clementine, one of first female escape artists on record. The post includes a June 19, 1899 article in the Denver Evening Post about Clementine's escape from handcuffs at a police station. This is before Houdini achieved stardom, so I don't think we can classify Clementine as a Houdini imitator. She was an original. Click the headline to have a read at the very fine Magic Footnotes.

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