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Houdini and Jennie, the elephant, performing at the Hippodrome, New York
其他人可能会从帽子里抓出兔子,但是胡迪尼在竞技场剧院的表演中,会把叫做珍妮的这只重达1万磅的大象变不见

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纽约市的竞技场 (Hippodrome) 正式关闭
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竞技场剧院建于1905年,可以容纳5200位观众,曾经是纽约最大也最成功的剧院。剧院里头有许多华丽的装饰,并且还有许多马戏团的动物、潜水的马匹、美食、还有500人的合唱团。当时最受欢迎的杂耍表演艺术家,包括哈利.胡迪尼等人,都在竞技场剧院全盛时进行表演。但是在1920年代晚期,电影吸引了大批观众,使得杂耍表演与马戏团表演的观众大量流失,竞技场剧院的人气也不如以往。

Built in 1905 with a seating capacity of 5,200 people, the Hippodrome was at one time the largest and most successful theater in New York. It featured lavish spectacles complete with circus animals, diving horses, opulent sets, and 500-member choruses. The most popular vaudeville (variety stage) artists of the day, including Harry Houdini, performed at the Hippodrome during its heyday. But by the late 1920s, the growing popularity of motion pictures replaced the vaudeville acts and circus spectacles presented at the Hippodrome.
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