Saturday, November 19, 2022

Grimm Life Collective visits the Knickerbocker

Here's another Houdini related video from Michael at The Grimm Life Collective. This time he visits the famed Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, site of the Final Houdini Seance in 1936. He even goes up on the roof! A great regret is I never went inside the Knickerbocker when it was still an open hotel. So this video is the next best thing. Enjoy.

Thanks to Carl Morano for the alert.


  1. Wow, very interesting indeed.

  2. Great stuff! If the building is closed off to the public, how did that guy get inside? Here's a way to get to the roof:

    1. Don't know how he managed to get inside and up on the roof. But so cool that he did. I like that he locates the approximate site of the seance. Note he uses Mark Willoughby's photos from my post about the seance. Those are excellent. There's also a shot of Ed and Bess on the roof in the daylight that could have helped.

    2. Notice how the building looked empty when he was inside? I didn't see one tenant nor any staff members walking around there. It's as if he was given clearance to shoot his video without interference.

      Yeah he did his homework on the rooftop seance location. He must be another WAH fan.