Tuesday, July 12, 2022

LINK: Deeper Cut: Houdini & Weird Tales

The blog Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein by Bobby Derie has an extremely well-researched deep dive into Houdini's involvement with Weird Tales magazine. I learned a lot from this. It includes extensive quotes from H.P. Lovecraft's letters in which he talks about working with Houdini, like this: 

I’m hearin’ damn near every day from Henneberger–the owner of the outfit [Weird Tales]–& just had a special delivery order to collaborate on an Egyptian horror with this bimbo Houdini.

-H. P. Lovecraft to James F. Morton, 19 Feb 1924, Letters to James F. Morton 67

Click the headline to take the full journey.

Thanks to Ash Adams for the tip.



  1. Another angle to explore! Checking out the link now…

  2. Having covered some of this material on my blog and book, “The Zanetti Mystery plus candidates for ghost-writing the story”, I was very interested in a “Deeper Cut: Houdini & Weird Tales”. And I can tell you I was not disappointed. It was well-researched and went into much more detail. Bravo! And thank you to the author for acknowledging my HarryHoudiniCircumstantialEvidence.com blog and articles on the subject.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, and your articles. They were a big help, since I'm more familiar with the WEIRD TALES/Lovecraft side of things than the Houdini side.