Harry Houdini Signed Autographed Third Annual Mystery Show Program [rare]
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Harry Houdini Signed Autographed Third Annual Mystery Show Program [rare]:
HARRY HOUDINI Hand Signed "Society of American Magicians" [RARE]
- Spectacular, amazing high value original signature on theThird Annual Mystery Show Program
- In excellent protected condition from October 10, 1925
- Acquired from a longtime, reputable Hollywood movies, music, and magic/illusionist memorabilia dealer.
- Measures 6" x 9"
- Guaranteed authentic with COA & PSA QuickOpinion included
- Expedited protective shipping
- Payment expected within 5 days of sale please!
Harry HoudiniHarry HoudiniHoudini in 1899BornErik Weisz
March 24, 31, 1926(aged52)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.Causeof deathPeritonitisOccupationIllusionist, stunt performer, actor, historian, film producer, pilot, Beatrice "Bess" Hardeen(brother)
Harry Houdini(/hu??di?ni/; bornErik Weisz, laterEhrich WeissorHarry Weiss; March 24, 1874? - October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born performer, noted for his sensationalescape acts. He first attracted notice invaudevillein the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from water, and having to escape from andhold his breathinside a sealed milk can with water in it.
In 1904, thousands watched as he tried to escape from by London'sDaily Mirror, keeping them in suspense for an hour. Another stunt saw himburied aliveand only just able to claw himself to the surface, emerging in a state of near-breakdown. While many suspected that these escapes were faked, Houdini presented himself as the scourge of fakespiritualists. As President of theSociety of American Magicians, he was keen to uphold professional standards and expose fraudulent artists. He was also quick to sue anyone who imitated his escape stunts.
Houdini made several movies but quit acting when it failed to bring in money. He was also a keen aviator and aimed to become the first man to fly a plane in Australia.