Monday, July 23, 2018

Houdini met Margery 94 years ago today

It was 94 years ago today that Houdini had his first seance with Mina Crandon a.k.a. "Margery" on July 23, 1924. This seance was unique in that it was the only one to take place inside the Crandons home at 10 Lime Street in Boston.

In 2013, Anna Thurlow, the great granddaughter of Mina, shared with us many remarkable family artifacts, including the detailed notes of that first seance. So on this anniversary, I'll direct you back to that post and you can relive -- or re-litigate? -- Houdini's most controversial encounter:

Below are links to a few more family gems from Anna.


1 comment:

  1. I was just reading about this yesterday, ignorant of the timeliness of it. Thanks for posting John. Makes me wonder if one of the reasons for HH's enduring fame is the diversity of his achievements...