Harry Houdini Silent Films

Kino\'s Houdini Silent Films boxed set

This is a must-have boxed set. Probably won’t get it until Christmas. Houdini was apparently an extreme white-water canoeist, as well as an aerial stuntman.

I read an article the guy wrote in an old Vanity Fair, and thought he was pretty bright. I’m not that old – the article was reproduced in a large-format coffeetable book my friend Valyrie brought home from the Long Beach Public Library discards bin at the branch where she worked. That was 1986 or 87. I’ve still got the volume on a shelf on an endtable in the livingroom.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Harry Houdini Silent Films

  1. On the linked website, have a look at the trailer – apparently a couple of stunts involving whitewater. Until I saw this DVD promo, had no idea Houdini had ever done films

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s