Monday, 12 October 2015

And now a word from Mr Houdini...

And speaking of ouija boards, ectoplasm, and tambourines we can't forget Mr Harry Houdini. Or his opinion of the many spiritualists and mediums that set up shop at the beginning of the 20th C.

Harry spent a fair amount of his time exposing them as charlatans. And it's his passionate crusade and the 'talents' of renowned medium, Mina Stinson (Margery Crandon), that is the subject of The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher. This one is definitely on my wish list.

Read more about their encounter at Houdini v. The Blond Witch of Lime Street: A Historical Lesson in Skepticism and here at Mina Crandon & Harry Houdini: The Medium and The Magician

October 27 - book launch in Philadelphia at Mutter Museum
October 16-  illustrated lecture in Brooklyn at Mordid Anatomy Museum