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Strange Happenings at Houdini’s Mansion A Party and a Lover’s Quarrel Sitting high atop the rugged hillside in the Hollywood Hills is the Gothic mansion where once the famous magician Harry Houdini lived. Unusual happenings occurred here on a full moon night in 1918. This mansion had been built by the wealthy owner of one of Hollywood’s largest furniture stores. He sold expensive furniture to actors and directors during the golden days of the movie industry. On this particular night at the mansion in Laurel Canyon guests in costumes had arrived for a Halloween party and to celebrate the 40th birthday of the host’s son. Everyone was making merry and unnoticed the son snuck off to the back of the house. There on one of the balconies that overlooked Laurel Canyon he was planning to meet his lover. Something that he had to do in secret because his lover was also a he and the two gay men couldn’t risk being exposed. It was particularly important to the heir of the furniture empire. Unfortunately lover’s quarrel started between the two men and when the orchestra paused for intermission a blood curdling scream could be heard. In a fit of rage the birthday boy had pushed his young lover off of the balcony and now his…show more content…
The venture was launched by his friend Arnold de Biere and Houdini starred in many of the company’s own productions. Houdini’s role in the films was that of an escape artist with a flair for the supernatural. There were such films as “The Man from Beyond”, “Terror Island”, “The Master Mystery” and some short serials. These films can be seen on YouTube. However the film never became popular so there was no real profit and the one film that was a real disaster was “Haldane of the Secret Service”. Houdini lost most of his investment, had a bitter argument with de Biere and the two never spoke to each other
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