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Houdini real?

Postby DonRataj » April 11th, 2013, 6:42 pm

Can anyone determine if this is a real autograph of Houdini? I thought his writing was a little sloppy except for his autograph? Thanks
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Houdini real?
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Re: Houdini real?

Postby Rennie » April 11th, 2013, 11:58 pm

Looks real to me except for the bold writing. But I am not an expert but that is how he signed the "H"
There are a few Houdini experts on this forum, so you will find out soon enough.
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Re: Houdini real?

Postby DonRataj » April 12th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Thanks I think it is good, but like to hear from others.
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Re: Houdini real?

Postby Eric Fry » April 12th, 2013, 6:12 pm

I wonder if "Lindorst" is Will L. Lindhorst, aka Chandu. Houdini wasn't a great speller.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/chandu-reveals-his-magic-secrets/#more

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Re: Houdini real?

Postby Meridian » April 12th, 2013, 11:26 pm

Does anyone know what education level Houdini attained? I thought I remembered reading somewhere that he had only education through grammar school and then was a locksmith's apprentice.

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Re: Houdini real?

Postby DonRataj » April 13th, 2013, 2:05 am

That is Will Lindhorst who was Chandu, but also opened a major magic shop in St. Louis that was later sold to Gene DeVoe.
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