Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pitchable pitchbooks

Here's something interesting from the Arthur Moses Collection. Look at these side by side images of Houdini's popular pitchbook, Life, History And Handcuff Secrets of Houdini. It's interesting how the cover was set up to be "reprinted" with the local venue details, as can be seen in red. I've never seen one of these customized versions before. Thank you, Arthur!

Arthur Moses Collection (click to enlarge)

Arthur also has a question for us:

The British boy's weekly "The Kinema Comic" ran a serial "The Amazing Exploits of Houdini" ("Written by Houdini Himself" - or so it says) and always began on page 6 and then continued on to others, These were tales of pure fiction with maybe 2% fact thrown in.

I know these weekly serials began with the v1n1 April 24, 1920 issue, but what I cannot confirm is when the last serial issue was... Can anyone tell me when this was?

-Arthur Moses

If you have the answer, post it in the comments below. Or if you'd like to forward an email to Arthur, just send it via my Submit News page.

1 comment:

  1. Harold Kellock says in his book "Houdini His Life-Story" (1928) that "The Kinema Comic" serial ran for seven years. wow.