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    Houdini "Buried Alive" (Otis Litho, 1926). Eight Sheet (106" X 81").
    The legendary illusionist Harry Houdini managed one final feat, escaping death by shrouding his life in myth. His death by peritonitis occurred on Halloween of 1926 in Detroit, where he was preparing to perform a stunt in which he would be buried alive. He intended for the escape to top that of another magician who had angered Houdini by boasting that he had summoned a supernatural trance to survive and liberate himself. This eight sheet promotes the feat and Houdini's revenge on the "Egyptian fakirs." Historians doubt if he ever had a chance to attempt the trick; when he died, the casket to be used in the performance was instead used to carry his body back to New York. The beautiful stone litho poster had a long vertical tear on the left side of the field, fold and crossfold wear with chips out, small chips in the image and the borders, all of which has been addressed with excellent professional restoration. Very Good on Linen.


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    March, 2011
    25th-26th Friday-Saturday
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