Saturday, November 20, 2010

Houdini & The Hippodrome

One of Houdini's most famous feats was when he made an elephant vanish. This took place at the NYC Hippodrome. Above is a photo of the Hippodrome Theatre as it looked in Houdini's day. It was a 5200 seat monster! It was used as a theatre until 1939. Today, a building stands on the very spot where the theatre once was and it too is called The Hippodrome. However the current Hippodrome is not an entertainment complex, just an office building. The location is 1120 Avenue of the Americas NYC

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I've never seen a photo of the inside (apart from that HH shot). My gosh it was a monster theater! Thanks.