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-The earliest known report of a performer freeing himself from a straitjacket while hanging upside-down appeared in the //Yonkers Statesman// of Dec. 6, 1912, done the previous day at the Orpheum Theater in New York City by Al Pitroff, performing under the name of "​Mysterio"​ (reference discovered by Bill Mullins).+The earliest known report of a performer freeing himself from a straitjacket while hanging upside-down appeared in the //[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1912-yonkers-statesman.jpg|Yonkers Statesman]]// of Dec. 6, 1912, done the previous day at the Orpheum Theater in New York City by Al Pitroff, performing under the name of "​Mysterio"​ (reference discovered by Bill Mullins).
  
 In an advertisement in 1920, British performer Madge Belmont (Mary Jane Elizabeth Hawkins, 1877-1931) made a claim of having done this feat in 1912, but no evidence of such a performance has been discovered. Indeed, the first reports of escape performances by Belmont are for the autumn of 1913, with a possibility of escape performances by her as early as June of that year. In an advertisement in 1920, British performer Madge Belmont (Mary Jane Elizabeth Hawkins, 1877-1931) made a claim of having done this feat in 1912, but no evidence of such a performance has been discovered. Indeed, the first reports of escape performances by Belmont are for the autumn of 1913, with a possibility of escape performances by her as early as June of that year.