Friday, September 2, 2011

Herrmann, Harry, and Blanche...

John Cox Collection
Dean Carnegie has done it again! This time Dean has uncovered some very interesting details about Houdini's relationship to the Herrmann family (the first great magic dynasty), and, in particular, to Compars Herrmann's daughter, Blanche Corelli.

This is especially interesting to me as I happen to own a copy of A Magician Among the Spirits that Houdini has inscribed to Blanche Corelli in 1924 (right). She then gave the book to Dante in 1939 with a long inscription in which she mentions the Herrmann connection. (Dante than annotates and signs a specific paragraph in the book.)

Click here to read all about Herrmann, Harry and Blanche at Carnegie: Magic Detective.

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