Alison Young on her blog Music Hall Alice
("All things Music Hall…") has posted a photo of a terrific personal Houdini artifact handed down from her great grandfather, Larry Lewis, as well as the story of Houdini's performances at the Bristol Empire in the UK in 1909.
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The Brighton Hippodrome, mentioned at the end of the piece, still exists but has been disused and boarded up for the past decade; it's also where Houdini was presented with the silver replica Mirror Challenge cuffs in 1905. I'm a trustee of the campaign to save the Hippodrome and have organised several rallies and demonstrations to that end. As of this month there is a new owner of the building, and so once again the campaign is actively seeking assurances that the unique venue will be restored to theatre usage.ReplyDelete