Sunday, April 1, 2018

LINK: Houdini In His Own Words

Jim Rawlins has a terrific post on his Magic Collectibles website and blog about Houdini's relationship with Walter Lippman, "The Father of Modern Journalism." But it's near the end that Jim drops a bombshell in regards to Houdini's Buried Alive--in Houdini's own words--which radically changes our current understanding of the timeline of that still mysterious escape. I won't spoil it here, so head on over to Jim's site by clicking the headline and dig in!



  1. That was some great mojo by Mr. Rawlins! The fact that HH first did the Buried Alive briefly in 1908, rebuilt it in 1916 but did not perform it, and admitted that it would not be in regular rotation for the 3 in 1 show tells me this effect was a pain in the ass to do.

    I was awestruck reading that HH went to the hotel bar with Lippman after the Shelton Test to talk over a few drinks. Wow! The hotel bar is always a nice quite place to sit down and enjoy a beer.

  2. Really extraordinary piece by Mr. Rawlins; thanks, John, for the heads-up. Tom