Re: Houdini imitators

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Posted by Bruce Thomson on January 19, 2002 at 13:56:45:

In Reply to: Re: Houdini imitators posted by lrrenner on January 19, 2002 at 01:04:36:

: Dave,

: Houdini did quite well at destroying the reputations of his so called "imitator's". Branding Brindemour as a ballet cross dresser in "Houdini on Magic", then attacking Cunning, and discrediting Grosse in the prose.
: You may appreciate the following advertisement. Hopefully this will provide you with a research tool. I won't go to far into other escape artist information as it enters into a project I've been working on. try
: try typing in "The Great Johnson with his mysteries! Magician and Escape King" this should fix you up with a tool and example to begin searching for some information that is out on the net. Unfortunatly, Houdini did an excellent job at overshadowing the lives and careers of many other escape artists. You could also do random searches on regular search engines "Google" however you'd be amazed at the multitudes of usless information linked to Escape Artist, Escape King, Escapologist...
: The Magical Pastimes site is another source to check and see if anything appears on other artists.

: Good Luck,

: -Luke
: : : Hi there, I think Bruce is referring to the following link:
: : Thanks Richard,very interesting! Dave Pierce

The American memory page also lists a flyer for Dr. Lockman, who was in the 1950s, to early 60s era. The Library of Congress has posted an enormous amount of Houdini material and it is worth the effort to sift through.

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