Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Lifting the lid on Sergeant Houdini

In my recent Houdini in 1920 post I mentioned an imitator who called himself "Sergeant Houdini" and who toured with a wresting troupe in Canada. Now here's a look at the elusive sergeant himself inside his Milk Can. This comes from the Saskatoon Daily Star, May 19, 1920.

Houdini put an end to the use of his name by penning a letter to the Saskatoon Daily Star. Whatever became of "Sergeant Houdini" and his Milk Can after that I do not know.

Below are some more magicians and escapists who played the Houdini name game.


1 comment:

  1. I wonder what he could escape from when he was only a corporal?