Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Great Houdinis Thai novelization

Here's a surprise from the collection of Arthur Moses. This is a 1982 Thai edition of The Great Houdinis by Melville Shavelson. The novelization of the 1976 TV movie was published in the U.S. and UK, but this is the first foreign language edition I've ever seen. What I especially like is how the cover art takes the famous "Houdini for President" poster image and modifies it to look like star Paul Michael Glaser. Or perhaps the resemblance is just a happy coincidence? Whatever the case, this is a rare book and real treat to share on the eve of production of an all-new Houdini television film.

Arthur Moses Collection

In addition to having one of the great Houdini collections in the world, Arthur Moses has the most extensive collection of Houdini foreign language books and magazines. You can see some other rare covers on Arthur's official website.

Click here to read my production diary on the making of The Great Houdinis.

Thank you Arthur.

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