Thursday, November 18, 2010
Houdini in London
To me the greatest of Houdini's Challenges was when he was faced with the Mirror Cuffs. This took place at the London Hippodrome. Thankfully, this building still stands however it has been converted to the Hippodrome Casino. A view of their website will show the main casino showroom is clearly the old auditorium. They do offer live entertainment, but it's on a much smaller scale, a 160 seat Cabaret.
I'm not going to go over the whole Mirror Challenge. If you aren't familiar with it, most of the Houdini biographies cover it. The latest book by Patrick Culliton goes into some very interesting details and adds another layer on the mystery of Houdini.