Listen: The Man From Beyond Nearly Killed Harry Houdini
"Harry Houdini. Now the story starts at Niagara Falls. So that's where we'll begin. Most people relate Niagara Falls with the image of someone going over in a barrel. I will take a look at the fall and a flow of water of over three thousand one hundred sixty tons as per second. The word formidable fits the first person to go over. The false was anti Edison Taylor sixty three year old schoolteacher who took took the plunge in an oak pickle barrel five feet long three feet around the year was nineteen o one. The entire event from climbing into the barrel to climbing now took twenty minutes. She died April Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty one now. Remember that date magician. Harry Houdini Love I. Love Niagara Falls. Visited them numerous times with his wife. Beth he told her that he was drawn to the false by their sheer power. Houdini Cop Film Own Bug in eighteen ninety nine and nineteen one the same year. That Annie Edson Taylor made her plunge over the falls he made. They dispersed movie. His second film was a Hollywood feature film the grim game and came out in nineteen nineteen. It was successful enough that he went on to make the third film. The man from beyond most exciting action took place at Niagara Falls was filmed the same day as the passing of an Edison. Taylor who was the first to go over the falls in a barrel Harry. Houdini was athlete from a young age in as a teen when numerous metal simple diving and swimming events held in and around New York he could oldest breath for five minutes and had the ability to slow his heart rate although oh he was a magician in that he was accomplished in both cards and coin. Magic he found his calling as an escape artist and the marketing of that talent taking on all challengers in the process the effected combined his skills of Escape and working while underwater was best demonstrated when he was shackled. Cool hand and foot locked in a packing crate and lowered into a river when it came time to film the ban for beyond Houdini is the hero was due to rescue the heroin from going over Niagara Falls. The actress was strapped into a harness with cables could be reeled out or pulled in she. He was filmed clinging to a rock just above the edge of the falls airy was to swim to take her off the raw swimmer to safety but Houdini would have none of the leather harness in cables he started upstream so he could swim with the current but when he neared the boulder heroin clung to the speed of the water was was a champion ten miles per hour as he neared the boulder was cleared to his wife film crew that he was out of control and was be swept along faster Astra than he could swim. The story goes that the actress saw that Houdini was in trouble and extended her arm which he gratefully took and essentially clung to her as she was pulled in needle say that part of the film was cut out and it was also the last film with short lived movie career now. For the controversy there are several counts of how he wore a leather harness. Also these claims are false. The report of his rescue that I use here was taken from a portion of notes. Were not to be released until after his wife's death a similar account came from his biographer. Prefer Walter B Gibson. Gibson was a close friend of both Harry and his wife. BESS for ten years after Houdini. Death best kept a candle burning. And during a CEOS each halloween she would attempt to make contact she finally gave the event and the candle to Walter. B Gibson who who continued with the annual sales until giving charts or the same seance to magician dorothy dietrich the man from beyond that nearly killed Harry."