Criss Angel to Perform Mid-Air Straight Jacket Escape

Houdini in Milwaukee

Criss Angelwill emulate Harry Houdini’s midair straitjacket escape January 15th, as part of a free, public block party hosted by Miller Brewing Co. Read press information here.

Angel will be strapped into a straitjacket and hoisted, upside down, 100 feet above the Miller Brewing complex on W. State St. between N. 35th and N. 41st streets. He will then try to escape from the straitjacket in full view of the crowd.

Angel is helping Miller Lite launch their new label and what better place to perform a straightjacket escape than Milwaukee.

Houdini performed in Milwaukee several times including one nearly fatal performance in 1912. He accepted the challenge of the Schlitz Brewing Company to escape from a padlocked steel milk can filled with Schlitz beer on the stage of Milwaukee’s Majestic Theatre.

Houdini recounted later that the fumes of the beer caused him to nearly pass-out. The escape took three minutes rather than the expected two minutes as previously performed.

For an oustanding page on Houdini in Milwaukee, check out Larry Wilden’s Milwaukee history.



Houdini in Milwaukee

Criss Angelwill emulate Harry Houdini’s midair straitjacket escape January 15th, as part of a free, public block party hosted by Miller Brewing Co. Read press information here.

Angel will be strapped into a straitjacket and hoisted, upside down, 100 feet above the Miller Brewing complex on W. State St. between N. 35th and N. 41st streets. He will then try to escape from the straitjacket in full view of the crowd.

Angel is helping Miller Lite launch their new label and what better place to perform a straightjacket escape than Milwaukee.

Houdini performed in Milwaukee several times including one nearly fatal performance in 1912. He accepted the challenge of the Schlitz Brewing Company to escape from a padlocked steel milk can filled with Schlitz beer on the stage of Milwaukee’s Majestic Theatre.

Houdini recounted later that the fumes of the beer caused him to nearly pass-out. The escape took three minutes rather than the expected two minutes as previously performed.

For an oustanding page on Houdini in Milwaukee, check out Larry Wilden’s Milwaukee history.

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