Houdiniana & Magic Memorabilia
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[HOUDINI, Harry (Erik Weisz, 1874 – 1926)]. Typed Manuscript Regarding Fraudulent Spirit Mediums with Holographic Corrections. Dated May 10, 1923. A five page, typewritten manuscript to Houdini describing his initial encounter with the psychic photographer, Alexander Martin after being referred by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Houdini highlights the skepticism he felt about the psychic’s practice, which later proved valid as Martin is now regarded as a fraud. Other details include the activities of his trusted assistant James Collins, (“Collins was carrying a set of spirit photographs and my camera, thinking that I would at least get a snapshot of Mr. Martin…”). Replete with considerable penciled marginalia including corrections, likely in the hand of one of Houdini’s secretaries. Five type 4to sheets, bound with adhesive in the upper left corner. A few minor chips to extremities, but very good overall condition. With custom archival folder. A revealing and important document related to Houdini’s quest for the truth in regards to communication between the living and the dead.
 [HOUDINI, Harry (Erik Weisz, 1874 – 1926)]. Typed Manuscrip...
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