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The Man From Past arrived 100 years in the past at present

It was 100 years in the past at present that Houdini's first solely produced movement image, The Man From Past, premiered on the Occasions Sq. Theatre in New York. This was the beginning of an unique engagement and to make sure packed homes Houdini developed half-hour of magic that he would carry out after every displaying. He even revived his vanishing elephant which had so thrilled New Yorkers again in 1918. 

New York Tribune, April 2, 1922.

The day of the premiere Houdini paraded his two Ringling Bros. elephants, Lucy and Fannie, alongside Broadway. Whereas each elephants have been smaller, Houdini reportedly nonetheless used his gigantic Hippodrome cupboard to do the vanishing. He additionally carried out Goodbye Winter, Arrival of Summer time, the Needles, and his straitjacket escape. On the final minute Houdini discovered the movie lacked the mandatory certificates from the New York Censor Board. Due to this he was unable to cost admission on opening day. (The movie obtained its certificates the next day.) 

The New York Tribune gave the movie a rave assessment — “the theater resounds with applause when he lastly dragged his launch from the raging torrent.” However the New York Herald gave the movie a way more combined assessment, pegging a few of the points which can be apparent at present. Beneath is that assessment in full.

New York Herald, April 3, 1922.
A dandy element right here is that Houdini's co-star Jane Connolly assisted Houdini together with his magic. That is the one point out of Connolly being a part of the premiere that I've learn.
The Man From Past with “Houdini in Particular person” performed for 3 weeks on the Occasions Sq. Theatre. That theater nonetheless stands at present and is at present present process a serious renovation.

The Man From Past is obtainable on DVD, YouTube, and streaming. I plan to pop within the Blu-ray tonight to rejoice this milestone and keep in mind Houdini's frozen man. Nonetheless alive after 100 200 years!

Picture: John Hinson Assortment


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