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WILD ABOUT HARRY: Wiljalba Frikell’s last be aware


Our pal Eric Colleary has tweeted out this treasure from the Harry Ransom Heart‘s Houdini assortment. Can anybody inform us what this says?

Wiljalba Frikell was a well-known magician earlier than Houdini’s time. It was Frikell, not Robert-Houdin, who first rejected wizard robes in favor of carrying night costume. The younger Houdini went to nice lengths to go to the magician at his residence in Kotchenbroda, Germany in 1903. However when Harry arrived, he discovered Frikell laying useless in his parlor, having suffered a coronary heart assault simply hours earlier than.

Houdini on the Frikell residence. (The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin)

I’ve all the time heard about this be aware, however have by no means truly seen it. Thanks Eric!



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