Today is Bess Houdini's 141st birthday. To celebrate, here's a nice clipping from The Pittsburgh Press dated March 6, 1922. It announces "hubby" Houdini's return to the vaudeville after a two-year absence making films. It also notes that The Grim Game's "death drop" footage will be shown before his performance. (I wonder if this was the Desperate Chances short found on the Kino set?)
Did Bess know the secret of the "death drop" -- that it was not Houdini in the crash?