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    The Grim Game (Paramount, 1919). Title Lobby Card and Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Harry Houdini was a rare showman in that he had an uncanny ability to anticipate the next big thing, and he masterfully leveraged the new medium of film to his advantage. Not only a dazzling magician, he was also an aviation pioneer, and he combined these talents in one of his first efforts for Famous Players/Lasky (the parent company of nascent Paramount Pictures). The Grim Game is a thrilling picture in which Houdini is framed for murder and falsely imprisoned. Attempts to clear his name gave Houdini plenty of opportunities to display the escape artist skills that had made him a worldwide sensation. These lobby cards are nothing short of an amazing find, extremely rare and showing Houdini in a daring aerial plane-to-plane transfer. The title card has a small tear in the right border, a missing chip in the bottom right corner and a small chip in the lower left corner, and small creases in the top border and left corner. The portrait card has only border pinholes, small tears in the top border, and a small top left corner crease. Don't miss this bit of pure magic! Fine+.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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