Houdini Part V: Houdini And The Spirits in The American Magazine: Houdini, Harry / Harold Kellock

Houdini Part V: Houdini And The Spirits in The American Magazine

Houdini, Harry / Harold Kellock

Published by The Century Company, Springfield, 1928
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Entire issue, July, 1928, in original pictorial wraps, moderate general wear, 2 x 2 inch section was missing at bottom outer corner of front wrap but has been amateurishly restored, remnants of mailing label at bottom edge, small discolored spot at top near spine, apparently from small sticker being removed. The Houdini piece, by Kellock, which is a pre-publication serial appearance from Kellock's 1928 biography, published by Harcourt, Brace & Company, NY, 1928, and William Heinemann London, 1928, includes about 10 pages, with 3 photographs, and is complete in itself. It is part 5, final. From the introduction, "The master magician brings into play all his great skill as a trickster and his knowledge as a showman in his sensational crusade against fake mediums. This is the story of his raging, reckless fight against performers who claimed supernatural powers, and in it some of his methods of exposing fake mediums are revealed." Issue also includes an interview with Henry Ford, by William S. Dutton, an article on the Miller brothers of Oklahoma and their 101 Ranch, My Adventures In Broadcasting Sporting Events, by Graham McNamee, Grab It!, by Earl Chapin May, about Eddie Ward's Flyers trapeze troupe of aerialists, Who Said The Day Of Railroad Giants Is Over, by Sherman Gwinn, My Fourth Of July Wish, by Edgar A. Guest, Sunshine For Saturday, Please, as told by Patrick Connor, veteran forecaster of the United States Weather Bureau, to Courtney Ryley Cooper, about meteorology and predicting the weather, a piece on bathing and taking baths, by H. I. Phillips, Uncle Ephraim, by Don Marquis, with drawings by Norman Price, a piece on celebrities of the past, fiction Late American Lowboy, by Howard Brubaker, illustrated by Worth Brehm, Swooping Hawk And Weeping Willow, by Nelia Gardner White, illustrated by Victor C. Anderson, I Just Love Americans, by Fannie Kilbourne, illustrated by T. K. Hanna, Sunset Pass, part IV, by Zane Grey, illustrated by W. H. D. Koerner, and Accepted Without Pleasure, by Margaret Culkin Banning, illustrated by Joseph Simont, and the Interesting People section which features short biographical sketches of Deric Nusbaum, a 14 year old archaeologist of Colorado, who accompanied the Putnam Expedition to Baffin Land, Maud Howell, a school teacher turned professional stage manager for the Winthrop Ames Productions starring George Arliss, and William Creamer, floor - manager of Arnold, Constable and Company Dry Goods company, New York City. Housed in archival bag with stiff backing. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 018393

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Title: Houdini Part V: Houdini And The Spirits in ...

Publisher: The Century Company, Springfield

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition

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