« Arne Jacobsen Cups | Home | Paparazzi Black Bar Sunglasses »

November 14, 2011

Harry Houdini speaks — October 29, 1914

From Audioboo: "The great Harry Houdini speaks about his 'Water Torture Cell' — a trick that saw him escape from a water-filled box — on October 29th, 1914. The audio was recorded on an Edison wax cylinder, one of six used that day by Houdini and now the only known recordings of his voice."

[via Richard Kashdan]

November 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Harry Houdini speaks — October 29, 1914:


When I hear early sound recording speech like Houdini's it always makes me think of the talking picture demonstration from Singin' In the Rain


which leaves me limp from laughter every time I see it, way out of proportion to its mildly amusing qualities.

But I gotta say, that Houdini had one hell of a built on him.

Posted by: Flautist | Nov 14, 2011 10:56:02 PM

So they really did talk like that ;-)

Posted by: Joe Peach | Nov 14, 2011 10:25:29 PM

Those recordings are still struggling to escape.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Nov 14, 2011 2:18:38 PM

The other recordings vanished???

Posted by: Eric Merle | Nov 14, 2011 1:07:17 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.