Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Houdini hangs in L.A. 94 years ago today

Check out this tweet from Esotouric's Lost LA (@esotouric). A sensational photo of Houdini's suspended straitjacket escape from the Examiner Building 94 years ago today.

The Examiner Building still stands and is currently undergoing a major renovation. Below are links with more info and images of this escape.

UPDATE: I recently uncovered some newspaper clippings that place this on April 4, not April 5.



  1. I'm hoping we can have a Seance at that building when the reno is done 😊

    1. This would be a cool spot. Houdini's Orpheum is also right down the street.

      I'm hoping there will be a nod to Houdini in the renovation -- a nice photo of this event in the lobby or something.


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