Escape Artist

During my time as a professional stage magician, I sometimes did an escape act (once for an attentive audience at a reform school!). Here I am shown extricating myself from a straitjacket (in less than a minute) at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Canada, in the early 1970s. I still occasionally do an escape feat for a workshop, Houdini sťance, or the like. In the second series of photos, I escape from being simultaneously fettered with thumbcuffs, transport chain, handcuffs, and wrist manacles.

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