Sunday, March 27, 2011
Happy Birthday Mr. Houdini
A few days late, so it's Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Houdini. Born Erich Weiss, he would go on to become Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini and possibly the first big celebrity in America. His fame has certainly outlasted most from his time period.
I built my early career as 'The Man Who Outdid Houdini' and tried to duplicate many of his famous escapes and add my own twists to them. My most famous indoor escape was the Water Torture Cell, a creation of Houdinis. I put that escape back on the map! One day soon I'll share with my readers how the Water Torture Cell helped to propel my career by leaps and bounds.