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Peformance Videos


 

Over the years, Jon has escaped from a straight jacket while hanging upside down as well as escaping from various jail cells well over a hundred times each throughout the United States and Canada. His milk can filled with water, straight jacket escapes on stage, mailbag escapes, multiple handcuff escapes and other illusions are just part of his touring act and too numerous to even count.


Upside Down Escape

 

Please ignore the first few minutes before the video starts. Jon escapes from a straight jacket in Northville, Michigan at the Victorian Festival, hanging from a crane. Channel 7 reports on the events. There are photographs of Houdini's original handcuffs and straight jacket as well as other collectibles that the Houdini family gave to Jon when being given the title of Houdini's only true successor back in 1989.

                                                       


Jon Hinson names Jon Oliver as Houdini's Successor

 

Jon escaping from arm cuffs, United States mail bag while being handcuffed and then put into a second bag, and performing other illusions, including the milk can and arm cuffs. John Hinson, nephew of Harry Houdini, names Jon as the only true successor of Houdini. Jay Marshall reads the legal document. "The Kinsey Report" on Channel 2 news covers the event.

                                                       


Illusions, birds, and audience participation

 

This video shows Jon performing illusions with audience participation and does another performance of Houdini's famous milk can escape. Channel 2 covers the story.

      


Legal documentation of Jon being named Houdini's successor

 

This three day Victorian Festival included two requirements of Jon to be legally named the successor to Houdini by the Houdini family. One was to successfully complete the upside down straight jacket escape and the milk can escape. During the week, Jon proved he was successful in not just his escapes, but his showmanship, his knowledge of magic and Houdini and his sincerity in carrying on the title. Channel 2 reported on Jon's escape from the Northville jail while being nude, completely the weekend with the official document and acknowledgements to the various people involved.

       


 

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