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IV: The Milk Can Escape - Inside "Houdini: Art and Magic"

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Uploaded on Jan 9, 2012

On this stop, Jay presents one of the first escapes Houdini took to the stage, the Milk Can Escape. He would lock himself in a milk can filled with water, and stay for many minutes, building the tension in the theater. When the crowd was worked up with worry, he would emerge with the can still locked. Houdini was never injured in the performance of this trick, but they same can't be said for a magician called Genesta, whose story Jay also relates.
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A tour of the exhibition "Houdini: Art and Magic" with renowned magician Joshua Jay at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Jay offers a performer's insight into the life, technique, and legacy of Houdini.

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