Here is an unpublished photo of Houdini preparing for a suspended straitjacket escape. Houdini first performed his signature outdoor escape on September 8, 1915. But was the suspended straitjacket original to Houdini? If not, where did he get the idea?
This is a teaser for a post tomorrow that will showcase a 100-year-old discovery that might just rewrite recent Houdini history.