Thursday, April 14, 2016

LINK: Houdini, Martin Beck, and Herrmann in Cincinnati

The new blog on the block, Houdini & Hardeen, has uncovered some terrific information about Houdini, Martin Beck, and magician Leon Hermann in Cincinnati in December 1899. Quite the confluence at a key time in Houdini's life and career.

I'll let you click the headline and discover the story for yourself. Know there's info here that I don't we've heard before, and that our favorite kind!

At last weekend's big Potter & Potter auction a collection of early letters from Martin Beck to Houdini sold for $26,000.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, it looks like the Houdini & Hardeen blog is no longer online.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this on Wild About Harry!

    1. My pleasure. It's good work. I learned a few things here I didn't know!