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The man who could get out of anything

May 7, 2020 5:18 pm

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When we approach the character Harry Houdini we see the first real global superstar. Houdini was a man who claimed that he could escape from anything. Cells could not hold him, handcuffs were child’s play and even being buried alive was not a problem. He was first and foremost a magician so we should take a lot of his act with a pinch of salt as in hindsight, and with our more cynical modern eye, we can see how the stunts were done. At the time he was a household name and in the age before Television and with radio in its infancy this was quite an achievement.

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He needed to get noticed and came upon the idea that he would issue a challenge to the local police force that they could not hold him in their cells. This had the added advantage of giving the travelling show some free advertising as people generally went to see if Houdini would show up for his act or if he was still stuck in the police department’s station.  He never missed a show…

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