Harry Houdini Signed and Dated Playing Card, Houdini (1874-1926) a Hungarian-American illusionist, stunt performer, actor, historian and pilot was known for his sensational escape acts thrilling his public with legitimately, heart-stopping danger. Prior to these spectacularly staged events, he was an extraordinary magician in traditional card tricks and in fact was known earlier as "The King of Cards". Given that, this wonderful inscribed, signed and dated playing card, the ace of diamonds i...
Lot 190: Harry Houdini Signed and Dated Playing Card
Harry Houdini appeared in Cardiff South Wales on quite a few occasions none more memorable than his challenge to Frank Hilbert the self labelled “Handcuff King” who incensed Houdini by stealing his act and appearing a few doors down the road the big “rumpus” coming to a head in Cardiff’s Empire Theatre.