In 1900 Houdini paid Martin Beck, head of the Orpheum Circuit, for a contract release, and headed for Europe in May 1900 with barely enough money for travel and no advance bookings. Houdini's popularity soared and he became the highest paid entertainer in the world. Houdini wrote on this poster during the beginning of his rise to success. We rate this amazing poster as medium-grade resolution. Read Houdini's amazing financial story in Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous. This reproduction would look great in an album or display.