Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tribune Tower Fish Eye

This magnificent photo was on the front cover of the local newspaper and picked up by papers across the country. This is what is called a 'fish eye' photo. Incidentally, my escape was recorded for posterity by the British Pathe Newsreel company. Video if the actual escape is still available through them.


  1. You know, hats off to you, Mr. Baker. Rarely do you see modern escape artists draw Houdini-size crowds like that. That's incredible.

  2. The video you mention can be seen online here: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=72358

  3. It was 1967 and the estimates went from 10,000 to 20,000. All I know is, there were people for as far as the eye could see.