Monday, June 24, 2019

Houdini is hiring

How would you like to open your August 8, 1925 issue of Variety and see this?

This was when Houdini was preparing the first season of his "3 Shows in One." It appears he's looking to augment his core team of Jim Collins, James Vickery, and Frank Williamson (aka Franz Kukol?). I have heard the show included an assistant named Jack Arden. Was he one of the winning applicants, I wonder?

Dorothy Young says she answered a similar ad for dancers.



  1. "Must have rubber boots and raincoat."

  2. Mailed my resume to Variety. Their most likely response:

    "Thank you for your interest. We will get back to you."



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