Monday, January 23, 2017

The birthday girl knows all

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?

Of course she did.

Happy birthday Bess.


  1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniJanuary 23, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    Happy birthday aunt Bess

  2. Thanks for sharing Bessie Birthday and that “nice” clipping with us.

  3. Happy belated birthday, Bess!