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HOUDINI, Harry (Erik Weisz, 1874 – 1926). Carbon TLS from Houdini to the Chicago Breeze. Dated Jan 16, 1916 Houdini writes to the editor of the paper regarding a recent article by William J. Hilliar, stating in part, “…it is so full of misstatement, that my old and esteemed friend imagines that he can make statements on paper that he makes on the Balleyhoo [sic] for Side Show openings.” Houdini continues, “… Nelson Downs did not open the door for magicians in Europe, Carl Hertz and Imro Fox appeared in England before Downs was born to the world of magic.” The letter goes on to take Hilliar to task for other claims including translating a work of Robert-Houdin, Philippe, and his own work, The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin. One 4to sheet, with the carbon signature of Houdini at the foot. Chips in margins. A revealing piece of correspondence.
 HOUDINI, Harry (Erik Weisz, 1874 – 1926). Carbon TLS from H...
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