On November 25, 1924, Houdini gave his spiritualism lecture at The Armory in Frederick, Maryland. The morning of his arrival, Harry and Bess sat down with a reporter in the main dining of The Francis Scot Key Hotel.
The 1953 Paramount biopic Houdini with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh is what ignited my interest in Houdini. While beloved by many, the movie is often criticized for being wildly inaccurate. But I feel differently.
Today is (normally) tax day in the U.S., although this year it is extended to May 17 due to Covid. But I still thought this was a good day to share this curiosity from the October 25, 1924 Indianapolis Times.
Here's a curiosity I came across this weekend in the May 25, 1925 Frederick Daily News. As we know, Houdini stepped away from movie making after he completed The Man From Beyond and Haldane of the Secret Service in 1921.
The legendary Sally Struthers is interviewed today on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Sally has had a long and distinguished career in film and television, but we'll always love her as Bess from The Great Houdinis (1976).