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.
|Profession||magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer|
|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!|