Princess Theatre

319 S. Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60604

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Tordini on February 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

Page 122 of the book HOUDINI ON MAGIC has a photograph of the exterior with Houdini’s advertising.

Broan on August 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Here is an interior view

kencmcintyre on December 1, 2008 at 8:56 am

The Princess was razed in July 1941, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Loses Another Theater

July 16-From Chicago comes word that any day now wreckers will start razing the Princess Theatre, on South Clark Street.

Broan on November 1, 2006 at 12:03 pm

Here is another postcard view

CHICTH74 on June 19, 2006 at 5:32 pm

Their was a show on PBS (the history det) talking a bout the Houdini Show. Was this the last of the shows that he played in Chicago?

HOUDINI1974 on December 7, 2005 at 8:50 am

HOUDINI last shows in Chicago. Play March 8 until May 1st 1926.

teecee on April 11, 2005 at 11:27 am

sorry, corrected link:
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teecee on April 11, 2005 at 10:24 am

Another old postcard:
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Broan on March 19, 2005 at 10:58 pm

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A pair of postcard views of the princess

MizGloriaB on January 28, 2005 at 8:02 am

Yesterday I purchased a set of postcards depicting Acts I, II, and III of George Broadhurst’s drama “Bought and Paid For” performed at the “Princess Theatre, Wm. A. Brady’s chicago Playhouse.” I have found information about this play’s run on Broadway but none while it was in Chicago. I would appreciate any information….names of actors, dates of run, etc. Thanks!

kym on December 29, 2004 at 11:22 am

My Great Aunt Francie wrote her autobiography many years back and she said…
“On a trip via streetcar to downtown Chicago, I passed the Princess Theater where Houdini was playing. The front of the theater was hung with big signs and his name was up in lights. I felt desire to see this show, but the $1.50 or $2.00 ticket was out of my range. (the local vaudville was .15 cents for kids). Decades later, I wish I had done anything to go to that theater and see Houdini – still THE name in our magic history after all these years.”