There have been a number of theatrical and TV movies about The Great One over the years. This is not a comprehensive list, but I think these are all the major ones. Which is your favorite actor who played the famed escape artist?
The classic 1953 movie, called “Houdini,” stars Tony Curtis:
There was also a 1998 movie called “Houdini” starring Johnathon Schaech:
“The Great Houdinis” (aka “The Great Houdini”) is a made-for-TV movie from 1976 starring Paul Michael Glaser from Starsky and Hutch.
There was also a two-part, four-hour TV miniseries on the History Channel in 2014 called “Houdini” starring Adrien Brody
Somewhere I have a picture collage of all four of these guys, but I can’t find it.
Last week’s Metalbond A to Z feature posting was edging. This week, we linger a bit longer on the letter E with a posting about, yes — escape artists! And today’s posting is a challenge. See if you can name each of the escape artists pictured below:
Use the comments button in this posting to identify the escape artists pictured above. Hint: One of these guys is known more for long-term endurance stunts than actual escapes. Another hint: three of these guys have the same first initial and two of these have the same first name. Oh, and if you don’t know escape artist No. 3, I am afraid I am going to have to revoke your Metalbond privileges.
Last summer, a Canadian magician named Mark Correia spent 14 straight days in a Posey straitjacket to raise awareness and money for Parkinson’s Disease. He was strapped in on live TV in Toronto, went out in public daily and made several more TV appearances, and finally escaped two weeks later, again on live TV. He posted daily vlogs on Youtube documenting his experience. He has completed a book manuscript (not yet published) called “Two Weeks Strait.”