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Harry Houdini

gregorygalloway: Harry Houdini (born Erich Weiss, March 24, 1874 – October 31…

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini, ca. 1905. Not technically a silver screen, but figure since many of his friends were on this board we'd let him hang out here.

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Magician Harry Houdini performs his famous Chinese Water Torture Cell escape in California in 1913. Houdini, with his ankles secured in stocks, was submerged in the glass tank full of water and locked in place in full view of the audience. He was the only person during his lifetime to pull off the escape.

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Harry Houdini | Times Square, 1915.

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Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz) with wife, Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner (1894-1926; his death)

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Harry Houdini: The First Celebrity

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Harry Houdini's Hollywood home that still stands today.

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