Friday, July 11, 2014

"Dear Brave wonderful little lady"

Our friend David Haversat of Haversat & Ewing Galleries shares with us today a truly remarkable letter from his collection. This letter was written by magician William Hilliar to Bess a week after Houdini's death. It has some amazing content, and even a little Thurston bashing for a change. The letter speaks for itself, so enjoy.

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You can read more about Houdini and William Hilliar -- including details of Houdini's visit to Hilliar's parents as mentioned in this letter -- in my blog from 2013: Houdini and Hilliar.

Thank you David for sharing this gem.

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