Who Is With Houdini?

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Postby Kevin Connolly » 06/12/11 05:51 PM

Does anyone want to venture a guess on who is the photo with Houdini? Here is the link to the photo.

Houdini Photo

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Postby Richard Hatch » 06/12/11 06:03 PM

Since the photo is labelled "Trewey" I'm going to guess it might be Felicien Trewey, the famous French performer, perhaps with his wife? Looks a bit like the younger portraits of Trewey, but with less hair.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 06/12/11 06:09 PM

As a follow up to this guess, the Library of Congress has a copy of a Trewey book inscribed to Houdini on 2 July 1920 and Houdini notes "Trewey presented this to me on my last visit to him at his villa in July 1920." Perhaps that is also when this photo was taken? According to Wikipedia, he died December 2, 1920.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 06/12/11 06:15 PM

That was a little on the weasel side, but your right Rich. A lesson learned.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/12/11 06:16 PM

We know what Trewey looked like in 1903 because of the photos in The Modern Conjuror by Lang Neil. The guy in that photo with Houdini is incredibly aged for only 17 years later.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 06/12/11 06:22 PM

Yes Rich we all know. Enjoy the photo.
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