Houdini, Harry

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Houdini, Harry

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Typed letter signed
CHF5,950.00

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Typed letter signed, one page, `The Society of American Magicians` letterhead, 8,5 x 10,75 inch, New York, 14.04.1922, to famed magician John Mulholland*, concerning `an extraordinary important council meeting` - inter alia about the exposition of the methods of magicians, signed (as president of the Society of American Magicians) in dark ink "Houdini", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Harry Houdini as magician (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds and very mild signs of wear at the edges - in fine to very fine condition. "My dear Compeer Mulholland: An extraordinary important council meeting is to take place at the Executive Offices of the S. A. M., Candler Bldg., 220 West 42nd Street, Room 1802, Monday evening, April 17 at 7:30. Under discussion will be a film `Sawing a Woman in Half` which exposes the method. We must take quick action for if we allow this to go on there is no telling how far it will go. Fraternally yours, - SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS. Houdini - President" *John Mulholland (1898-1970) was a successful touring magician for over two decades, and organized one of the first magic workshops and also worked as the editor of magic trade magazine `The Sphinx`, a post he later left to join CIA.

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SKU 6011892
Profession magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer
Geburtsjahr 1874
Sterbejahr 1926
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 8,5 x 10,75 inch (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)
Condition fine to very fine
Type of Autograph letters
Expert comment An excellent letter concerning the type of threats and pressures Houdini and other early magicians must have confronted in order to keep their techniques a mystery!