Sunday, October 29, 2006

Harry Houdini, Spy

Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the link.

iWon News - Book Paints Escape-Artist Houdini As Spy: "NEW YORK (AP) - Eighty years after his death, the name Harry Houdini remains synonymous with escape under the most dire circumstances. But Houdini, the immigrants' son whose death-defying career made him one of the world's biggest stars, was more than a mere entertainer.

A new biography of the legendary performer suggests that Houdini worked as a spy for Scotland Yard, monitored Russian anarchists and chased counterfeiters for the U.S. Secret Service - all before he was possibly murdered."

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

And he passed the torch to Errol Flynn. Yeah, sure.