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Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Houdini's Scene and Prop List (Closeup)]

File name: 09_03_000067


Title: Harry Houdini Scrapbook [Houdini's Scene and Prop List (Closeup)]


Creator/Contributor: Quincy Kilby (1854-1931), creator; Harry Houdini (1874 –1926), contributor




Date created: 1904-1926


Physical description: scrapbook


Summary: This highly detailed, pre-printed list was circulated to theaters before Houdini’s appearances to outline the specific requirements the illusionist had for his act. The particulars range from “use of Fire Hose” to “100 gallons of Boiling water (must be boiling)” to “A small, clean looking (mahogany colored if possible) step ladder about 3 feet 6 inches high.”


Location: Boston Public Library, Rare Books & Manuscripts Department


Rights: Rights status not evaluated.


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Taken on October 9, 2009