Wednesday, September 23, 2015

LINK: Jack London, Public Intellectual

VERSO, the blog of the Huntington Library, has a nice article by Matt Stevens about author Jack London. The piece references Houdini several times and features this excellent photo of Houdini and London from the Huntington Library collection. Houdini met Jack and his wife Charmian in Oakland during his 1915 tour of the West Coast. The Houdinis and the Londons spent that Thanksgiving together.

The Huntington Library also houses the private diaries of Charmian London, which include coded references to a possible affair with Houdini after Jack's death. These diary passages were uncovered by Kenneth Silverman for his book Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss.

Click here or on the headline to read the full article at VERSO.


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