Sunday, February 20, 2011

Houdini - The Uncommon Photographs

One of the earliest books I bought as a budding magician was Houdini - A Pictorial Life by Milbourne Christopher (1976). It is a wonderful book filled with photographs of the master mystifier. Recently, the book was reissued in a collectors' edition. It is must-have book for anyone that likes Houdini.

I am always amazed how many Houdini photographs are unpublished and those that are unearthed. I recently came across the website of the New York Public Library. They have many uncommon Houdini photographs I had never seen before in a digital gallery.

Magicians should also type in "Herrmann" and they will find several beautiful photographs of Adelaide Herrmann.

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