Friday, September 1, 2017

Rolling out the barrel

This Labor Day weekend I will share the largely untold story of an original Houdini effect that receives almost no mention in any of the major books. In fact, if it weren't for a popular poster reproduction, it's possible this effect would have been lost to Houdini history.

Why is this? I think I might have an idea. So check out WILD ABOUT HARRY this weekend for the full story of the Prison Cell & Barrel Mystery.


  1. I just did a quick look, and the earliest I found was Dec 1904 in England, and the latest was May 1906 in New York City.

    1. I have the earliest as Oct. 1904. Can you send me whatever you have for the May 1906 NYC performance? That might indeed be the latest.