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Man Catches Bullet Between His Teeth This clip is an excerpt from an old 50's TV program called 'You Asked For It', a popular human-interest show that originally aired on TV between 1950-59. On the show, viewers were asked to send in postcards describing something that they wanted to see on television, such as the reenactment of William Tell shooting an apple off his son's head. (1950 US National Archery Champion Stan Overby performed the feat, shooting an apple off his assistant's head.) Short film clips were also presented, with the selections based upon viewer requests. As a consequence, many of the clips were presented multiple times. Some of the more popular clips included a tour of the bizarre Winchester Mystery House and the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The program was named 'The Art Baker Show', after the series creator and host. In April 1951, the show's title was changed to 'You Asked For It'. Originally airing on the cash-strapped DuMont Network from December 1950 to December 1951, it moved to ABC, where it remained until the end of its original run in September 1959. The show was sponsored by Skippy peanut butter and Studebaker Automobiles. I remember watching this series as a kid, but if I'd seen this show it would have definitely stood out in my memory! No way did this man perform this 'feat', but it sure must have left kids wondering back then..he probably had the bullet already in his mouth and the officer was shooting blanks...duh..I mean..shooting a real bullet almost point blank into a man's face on live tv is going to be messy, to say the least..
Tags: you  asked  for  it  art  baker  dumont  network  abc 
Added: 5th January 2008
Views: 6355
Posted By: Naomi
Posted by: tommy7 on 2008-01-05 
Correct,I went to the Houdini Museum in Scranton, and the guides were magicians. World renowned Dorothy Dietrick was one.She also said Houdini had a key in his escapes.She performed the bullet trick,and escapes herself.She was in Ripleys Beleive It Or Not etc...A must see in Scranton along with Steamtown,not the Office!
Posted by: Teresa on 2008-01-05 
Great One, Naomi . . and kids, don't try this at home!! LOL
Posted by: Mr.Nostalgia on 2008-03-04 

Dear Naomi,

Two other mc's hosted You Asked For It?!

Mr.Jack Smith on ABC TV and years later

in national syndication..Mr.Rich Little

The last time thatYou Asked For It?!

was seen?

Was a few years ago Sunday Nights

on NBC TV.

Despite all their efforts..the later incarnations

of this program were not as successful as the

original Dumount/ABC TV network series

mc'd by the late Mr.Art Baker.

Posted by: Naomi on 2008-03-04 
Thanks Mr N, good info!
Posted by: Magicusa on 2009-10-06 
Oddly enough magician Dorothy Dietrich, First Lady of Magic and often called The Female Houdini, would later appear on You Asked For it! with Rich Little, doing both the Strait Jacket Escape and her version of the Bullet Catch, using a metal cup, a presentation that was later done by Criss Angel and David Blaine. She currently performs around the globe is is one of the founders and directors of The Harry Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA, alson with magician and paranormalist Dick Brooks. It is the only museum in the world totally devoted entirely to Houdini. She appears in the stage show at the museum when available, and in their popular evening paranormal show, Haunted! Mind Mysteries THE Beyond! the longest running psychic and seance show in the world.
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