Houdini and Jennie the Elephant


Houdini and Jennie, the elephant, perform at the Hippodrome in New York City.Others might vanish rabbits, but in 1918, on the brightly-lit stage of the Hippodrome in New York City, Houdini made a 10,000-pound elephant disappear. He created a sensation. When Houdini fired a pistol - Jennie vanished from view.

Performance, 1918