Lost Houdini Spiritualism scrapbook discovered in California

Houdini ScrapbookToday I’m thrilled to share news of a truly incredible find. A hitherto unknown Houdini scrapbook — which has possibly gone unseen for 83 years — was recently discovered by an antique dealer in Southern California.

This amazing book, which Houdini compiled and labeled as “IMPORTANT SCRAP BOOK – MISCELLANEOUS CLIPPINGS,” is jam-packed with newspaper clippings about Spiritualism and Houdini’s own spirit busting activities. Many of the clippings have annotations in Houdini’s own hand. The majority of the material is from 1925 with a few clippings from early 1926.

Of course, 1925 was the height of Houdini’s anti-spiritualism crusade, and it was also the year of his exposure of Margery the Medium. Therefore this scrapbook is filled with clippings chronicling Houdini’s most famous investigation. It also contains several clippings related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Read the full article and check out the amazing photos @ Wild About Harry.

July 18th, 2013 by