Posted by Peter Monticup on 3/18/2021 to Magic History 101
1907 BRIDGE JUMP
This footage of Houdini's jump from the Weighlock Bridge in Rochester, New York, on May 7, 1907 is the earliest surviving film footage of Houdini in action.
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1923 HANGING STRAIT JACKET ESCAPE
An estimated 20,000 people witnessed this much-photographed stunt in San Francisco.
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Thanks to John Cox and his fabulous site WILD ABOUT HOUDINI for the background information on these film clips.
If you haven't yet checked it out, WILD ABOUT HARRY is an amazing, fascinating and well-researched site on the life of Houdini.