Friday, October 17, 2014

The Houdini Herald

Poster collector Mark Mawston shares with us today a remarkable item from his collection. This is a copy of "The Houdini Herald" dated February 6, 1919. This appears to have been tipped inside The Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly and promotes Houdini's movie serial, The Master Mystery, in the UK. While I've heard of these, I don't recall ever seeing one. Very nice!

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What makes this Herald extra special is that Mark discovered it in a house in London where Charlie Chaplin once lived with his mother. It also still has a perforated strip attached to the bottom.

So was "The Houdini Herald" a one off, or might there have been multiple editions? Let the hunt begin!

Thank you, Mark.

1 comment:

  1. The Houdini Herald, I absolutely love it. Thanks Mark for allowing John to share this item that I have never seen nor heard of.