In my opinion, this is one the best Houdini images that I know of. (and I have seen a few ) This is an original 8×10 photo on heavy weight stock by Butler Studios of Chicago. The studio slightly blurs most of the image, leaving Houdini’s eyes peering straight at you. On the back is stamped “Houdini Original” “Harry Houdini Collection”. The photo is in excellent condition. If you have one choice for a Houdini image for your collection, this might be your choice.
Price: $425.00 Firm
Any thoughts on this? Rarity? Purpose?
I just noticed that the Houdini Edison cylinders were recorded 100 years this past Thursday. When this resurfaced about a year after John Mulholland died, there were six cylinders. Two cylinders had variations for the introduction of the Water Torture Cell. Another had a recording of Houdini’s sister, Gladys, read a poem in German written by their father. Houdini than translated it into English. That makes three cylinders and what they had on them. What is on the other three cylinders? Do they exist?
Both bookplates attached to old front free end marbled page from a book most-likely from Houdini’s home. Price: $325.00
1993 pass for the Broken Wand Ceremony for Houdini sponsored the Society of American Magicians. Price: $15.00 delivered in the USA.
The Houdini world got their treat yesterday, today you get your trick.
Kevin Connolly Collection
Almost two weeks after the passing of Larry Weeks, it’s time to say something. There has been so much buzz about what will happen to the copy of “The Grim Game”, that something should be said about its’ fate. The information I give will be intentionally vague. Although what I will write will seem somewhat lacking in details; I received it from a very good source. This will be all I can say about it.
The copy of “The Grim Game” was being heavily pitched in the inner Houdini Circle over the last 2 years by an agent for Larry Weeks. I was told that it was sold when Larry was alive. Who or what bought it; I cannot say.
My feelings are that it will be restored and will be made public, either by public viewing or by purchase. Whatever the case, it’s in a much better environment than it has been for the last 60 to 70 years.
Thanks to Bob Rossi for the link. It would be nice if they used photo credits, at least for an image from my collection.
Original Hardeen studio image from a newspaper photo morgue. The image was used for an article published for Thanksgiving in 1932. There is information on the back and printer’s corrections on the image. A nice addition to your Houdini/Hardeen collection. Price: $150.00 delivered in the USA.