Houdini's Will

A poster for Hardeen Houdini's magic show: 'Hardeen inherits his brother's secrets. Houdini's will makes possible the continuance of Houdini's master mysteries.' As shown by this poster, Hardeen used testamentary language in his advertisements in an effort to position himself as Houdini's heir in magic. The poster was printed by Carey and Sons Lith. of New York, c. 1936. The Library of Congress says, 'Under the terms of Houdini's will, the Library of Congress inherited the magic and spiritualism components of the great mystifier's library. Beatrice Houdini received the Theater Collection, now at the University of Texas at Austin. Apparatus and other stage effects were bequeathed to Hardeen.'

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