Monday, March 15, 2021

Houdini at Gallica

Here's a photo of Houdini I've not seen before from the French archival website Gallica. It's a great candid shot that I would date as early 1920s (if taken in France, then it is 1920). Other than that I really don't know what's going on here with that string. But it sure has his attention!

6 comments:

  1. Nice! Harry looks old, closer to 1926. There's somebody sitting next to him.

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    1. When trying to date a pic, I'll go off his hair rather than his face.

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    2. The age lines on the left side of his face look a lot like the wrinkles from the October 1926 radio broadcast photos. The hair matches as well but a little shorter like a few weeks before the broadcast. He definitely dyed his hair right before the Fall season for his 3 in 1.

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  2. I guess that Houdini never chose to wear a wedding ring?

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    1. I feel like I have seen one in some pic... But I just looked back on a bunch and, nope, no ring.

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    2. Lol, looks like he is working on a Ring and String routine.

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