This appeared as part of a full page profile that ran in anticipation of Houdini's appearance at the Colonial Theater in Norfolk, Virginia, in March 1912. This would mark his first and only appearance in the city and proved to be one wild week! I'll be sharing that story soon...
BONUS: Our good friend David Haversat of David Haversat Magic has sent over this image as a beautiful first generation photo from his own collection. You can see it on my new WILD ABOUT HARRY Patreon by joining at any level. Just click the image below to go:
Below are some more posts about Houdini the world traveller.
Gotta luv the safari hat and the ice cream suit. Harry loved to dress the part. He was a bit of a dandy until his mother died. Then it was the black mourning clothes, then he got older, and dressed more conservatively.ReplyDelete
Thank you for acknowledging my mourning suit theory. I felt like people didn't embrace that idea, but I'm convinced of it!Delete
Huh. Good sleuthing!ReplyDelete
Wow! That Haversat photo is amazing! I wonder if HH rode that camel or just posed next to it.ReplyDelete