Monday, August 21, 2017

Video offers glimpse of a rare Houdini poster

In September 2000, Mike Caveney purchased the "Egyptian Hall" collection of David Price. Now Mike has created a drool-worthy video that shows some the magic props and posters from that collection that he auctioned off. Among the treasures are some familiar Houdini posters -- Buried Alive and King of Cards -- but it's what shows up at 4:25 that made me spit out my coffee!

This specific poster for Houdini's 3 Shows in One is completely unknown to me. The style, however, is familiar. It's one of a series of posters made for his final tour that eerily used Halloween imagery (witches, bats, and black cats). Of course, that tour ended on Halloween 1926 with Houdini's death. Who owns this poster today, I wonder?

Below are links that show a few more of these "Halloween style" Houdini posters.

UPDATE: So it looks like the proud owners of this poster are none other than our friends Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz at the Houdini Museum in Scranton. Just another reason to visit!


1 comment:

  1. George Daily was an important part of this purchase and event.
    For more information go to
    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz
    The Houdini Museum, Scranton, PA
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini
    (Previous home, The Magic Towne House, NYC.)