Vernon prided himself as being "the man who fooled Houdini" with a card trick. He later taught magicians such as Doug Henning, and provided silhouettes for the title page of Henning's Houdini His Legend and His Magic. Today he's venerated one of the all time great sleight of hand masters. Looks like he was pretty handy with the scissors as well!
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UPDATE: Sold for a whopping $10,455!
Wow. This sold for $10,455! (before commission). And I was thinking their estimate was on the high side.ReplyDelete
Vernon's silhouettes usually sell for around $200 to $500 on auction sites, depending on who he cut. The subject matter made a whopping difference this time around. HH is still red hot these days.ReplyDelete
We still can't be sure if Vernon cut this while HH was posing. He could have done it off a profile photograph.
Vernon's silhouette of Hereward Carrington, signed by Carrington, took $399.75 (estimate was $600-900).ReplyDelete