Sunday, March 11, 2018

Restoring Terror Island (Reel 4)


In 2016, Joe Notaro at Harry Houdini Circumstantial Evidence offered a "restoration" of the missing Reel 3 of Terror Island using photos and script excerpts from the Margaret Herrick Academy Library in Los Angeles. Now Joe is back to do the same with the missing Reel 4, which contains two Houdini escapes. Enjoy.


While a few photos from the warehouse fire escape do exist, there are no photos from the overboard box escape. Because of this, most people don't even know that Terror Island contained this iconic Houdini feat!

Thanks to Joe for taking on this important work. Here's hoping one day we might see the film itself restored.

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