Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Amazing Exploits of Houdini

Our friend David Saltman at The Houdini File is sharing excerpts from a series called "The Amazing Exploits of Houdini," which ran from April 1920 to November 1926 in the British weekly, The Kinema Comic.* These "exploits" are pure fiction and said to be "Written by Houdini Himself." In reality, they were ghostwritten by Herbert Allingham.


It's interesting to see that Houdini's role as a fictional hero began during his own lifetime. It's a career that's still going strong today. It would be nice to see these early stories collected into a single volume someday. In the meantime, you can check out these links to The Houdini File below:

HOUDINI RESCUES MYSTERY ASSISTANT
HOUDINI & THE RUSSIANS
AMAZING EXPLOITS OF HOUDINI
(I will add more as David posts.)

*A complete listing of all the Houdini issues of The Kinema Comic can be found in the recently updated Houdini Periodical Bibliography Reference from 1898-2015 by Arthur Moses, an essential resource.

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