Tuesday, November 16, 2021

"The good old days"

Here's my final excerpt from High Lights in the Strenuous Career of Harry Houdini, Edited and Compiled by Houdini's Brother Hardeen. This footage has never been seen before. It shows Hardeen and his family getting into a car in front of their Flatbush home. As the title card says, "These were the good old days."

At the very start of the clip one can see Houdini and Harry Kellar chatting in the background. So this was likely shot at the same time as the more well-known Houdini-Kellar footage.

Thanks to escape artist Rick Maisel for allowing me to share this rare footage. A playlist of these clips can be found on the WILD ABOUT HARRY YouTube Channel.



  1. Wow! One of those little boys is George's dad. Correct? Hardeen walked like Harry, and kind of looks like him as well.

  2. This is great, John! So fun to see this. And thanks to Rick Maisel for sharing it with you.