Harry Houdini

Hear the Great Harry Houdini Speak

In October of 1914, the Great Harry Houdini recorded his voice on some Edison Wax Cylinders. On one of these cylinders Houdini introduces his famous Water Torture Cell. For years no one knew about these great treasure existed until they were recovered in the 1970s. While the physical media are now in the David Copperfield collection and I assume sealed away in a magician-proof vault somewhere we are not out of luck. Through the magic of digitization you can hear a sample from those tubes and witness for yourself the long gone voice of this legendary magician and escape artist.

About Houdini
Born Erik Weisz, Harry Houdini was an American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his amazing acts of escape and endurance.


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