Description

    A Harry Houdini Handwritten Letter, 1923. On three sheets of stationery from the Hotel Tulsa in Oklahoma; dated "Dec 9/23;" to "Mr. and Mrs. Rem[igius] & Henrettia Weiss;" penned in black fountain pen ink; letter reads in part "...so you saw the dramatic actor / Haldane of the Secret Service? [Houdini's 1923 silent-era film] / Pleased you liked it...if you have any clippings / regarding / ...spiritulism [sic] (I) wish you would send / them on to me for data...my book ["A Magician Among the Spirits," published in 1924 - see lot 46176] will be out in Feb or March / and I hope it will fill a long / felt want...I had a sceance [sic] in Oklahoma City / last week - a cheap method / was used to outwit the law by / doing fortune telling by / trance;" signed on the second page "Houdini." (Please note all pages have fold marks and are slightly yellowed due to age.)
    10" x 6"

    Remigius Weiss aided Houdini on his quest to debunk fraudulent mediums and spiritualists, and from the correspondence between the two, it appears that they were quite close -- possibly even blood relatives as Houdini was born Erik Weisz, but used the spelling "Weiss" as did his other family members.


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    December, 2011
    13th Tuesday
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