Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Houdini hangs in Vancouver

While our friends at the blog Canada's Magic continue their week long look back at Houdini in Vancouver (today's Part 5 is a must read), the Twitter for the Vancouver Archives has also gotten into the act. I don't believe I've ever seen this image, so I thought it worth the share. You can click the link for the full version.

UPDATE: Today's post at Canada's Magic contains more coverage and photos from this escape, including a pic of what the location looks like today. Have a read HERE.



  1. Interesting to see a movie cameraman filming the escape. It would be cool if the footage is in an archive in Vancuover!

  2. Thank you for linking to the original 1923 article. It indicates that the disdain shown by magicians (i.e. Houdini was a lousy magician) was never held by the non-magician public. Even when audiences couldn't have seen what they said they saw (in personal correspondence and conversations) it's a good example of a magician leaving the audiences with false memories of the impossible.

  3. Yes the Vancouver Archive has footage of this performance. I worked them and we showed this footage at the Van City Theater about 7 years ago in a series I produced.