DescriptionThe Grim Game (Paramount, 1919). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
Harry Houdini was one of those rare showmen who was always a step ahead. He immediately understood the many possibilities of the new medium of film. He was a magician, but also an aviation pioneer. One of his first efforts, for Famous Players/Lasky (the parent company of nascent paramount Pictures), was The Grim Game, an exciting picture in which Houdini is framed for murder and falsely imprisoned. His attempts to clear his name gave Houdini plenty of opportunities to display the escape artist talents that had made him a worldwide sensation. This is nothing short of an amazing find...a title card...for the rarest of the rare, showing Houdini in a daring aerial plane-to-plane transfer. There is 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. Bid on this gem...before it disappears...right before your eyes! Fine+.
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