Vintage The Final Houdini Seance Record - Vintage The Final Houdini Seance Record
Hudson Records (1959)
Vintage The Final Houdini Seance Record-1959-Bess Houdini Autograph-Edward Saint
This is a 33 1/3 lp record in the original card cover. This is one of many magic theme albums from this collection of Jerry Fields. If there is an magic theme record that you are seeking, please email me. If it is here in the collection, I will put it on ebay.
The Final Houdini Seance record, from Hudson Record Co., 1959. George Boston narrates the album. Heard on it are the voices of Beatrice Houdini, and Edward Saint. The final seance took place on the roof of Kickerbocker Hotel, in Los Angeles, on Halloween night, October 31, 1936, ten years after the death of Houdini.
There are two items pasted on the album cover. On the top center is an original newspaper clipping from 1926, noting the death of Houdini. It is not a reproduction or facsimile copy. On the lower left is a clipped note with the following text:
"My brain is the key that sets me free"
I think that this may be an actual autograph for Houdini's wife. It is odd that it is trimmed so unevenly. I have looked carefully at it with a magnifying glass. It appears to be signed in ink on light pink paper, such as you sill find in autograph books. If original, the former owner may have cut it out of the autograph book and pasted it on the album cover. Since the newspaper clipping on top is an original, then this also may be an original. I would ask Houdini collectors to look at this and email me their thoughts on this item that might be an original autograph.
SIZE: Record cover is 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches. Record is an LP 33 1/3 rpm
CONDITION: Record appears to be fine. No scratches. Record cover has minor use marks and spotting, some splits on the edges, All in otherwise very Fine, almost Mint condition.
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The Final Houdini Seance
Hudson Records (3) – HL-2001
Vinyl, LP, Mono
Field Recording, Spoken Word
A Final Seance Part One
B Final Seance Part Two
Record Company – Hudson Records, Co.
Narrator – George L. Boston
Voice – Mrs. Harry Houdini*, Dr. Edward Saint
"The world wide final Houdini Seance took place on Halloween night, October 31, 1936, on the roof of the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood, California.
It was on this night that Mrs. Harry Houdini made the supreme effort to reach her beloved husband, Houdini." (Frank Bresee)