Beth shares some gems she uncovered while researching her upcoming play, Houdini Speaks to the Living, in the Ransom Center's archives. There are photographic gems, such as this playful letter to Bess (right), and some nice personal insights, such as:
I even have a hint of how he smelled, or at least how the safe where Bess kept his things smelled. It’s a nice, clean, woodsy smell—like Old Spice and shaving cream, with a note of coffee.
Click on over and have a read at Cultural Compass. Houdini items from the Ransom Center collection will be on display in their lobby starting tomorrow, October 1.