Whenever they argued, Houdini would leave the house and take a short walk. On his return, he would throw his hat into the room; if she threw it back out, she was still angry.
For 10 years after Houdini’s death, his wife, Bess, attempted to channel him during a séance that took place on his day of death, Oct. 31. Despite not being able to reach him, the tradition continues to this day. Every Halloween, the world-famous Magic Castle holds a séance for guests to attempt to reach the master magician.
Harry married the same woman three times. The first time they were married, it was a secret ceremony; the two times following that were in each of their own religious churches.
Harry once made a 10,000-pound elephant by the name of Jenny disappear during a show in New York City in 1918.
According to Marie Blood, Houdini's niece, Bess never had a period in her life. She suffered from a medical condition that prevented her from having children.
Bess and Harry married after only two weeks and the love they had for each other was seemingly strong. Married 32 years, he wrote her hundreds of love letters. The kicker? He often wrote these while they were in the same room!
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