Houdini the writer

Houdini wrote several books, short stories, and numerous articles for magazines and newspapers. For some he employed ghost writers, such as H.P. Lovecraft and Walter B. Gibson (who would later create The Shadow). From 1906 to 1908 he published his own magic magazine, Conjurers Monthly. He also wrote script treatments for his movies and short plays to copyright his effects.

Houdini was a major collector of books and material related to magic, spiritualism and the theater. He drew from his collection in his writings. In the dedication to his book, The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin, Houdini credited his father "who instilled in me the love of study and patience in research."

Books by Houdini:
The Right Way to Do Wrong (1906)
The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin (1908)
Handcuff Secrets (1910)
Magical Rope Ties and Escapes (1920)
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods (1920)
Houdini's Paper Magic (1922)
Elliot's Last Legacy (1923) - Editor
A Magician Among the Spirits (1924)
The Cancer of Superstition (unfinished)
Witchcraft (unfinished)

Short Stories by Houdini:
A One-Night Engagement (1904)
Bahl Yahn the Strongman (1907)
Dan Cupid - Magician (1908)
Cupid Present the Bullet-Catching Trick (1909)
The Magician's Christmas Eve (1921)
The Spirit Fakers of Hermannstadt (1924)
The Hoax of the Spirit Lover (1924)
Imprisoned With The Pharaohs aka Under The Pyramids (1924)
Blood Brothers (unpublished)
Thoughts and Feelings of a Head Cut Off (unpublished)

Plays by Houdini:
Challenged or Houdini Upside Down (1911)
Walking Through A Brick Wall (1914)
Buried Alive (1914)

Film Treatments and Screenplays by Houdini:
The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini (1917)
The Great Tontine (undated)
The Monster (undated)
The Vulture (undated)
Floating Through Space (undated)
The Man From Beyond (1922)
Haldane of the Secret Service or Mysterious Mr. Yu (1923)
Ill Mistero de Osiris or The Mystery of the Jewel (1921)
Yar, the Primeval Man (undated)

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