Thursday, November 23, 2006

Houdini, Lovecraft, and C. M. Eddy: Part IV


A last get together with C. M. Eddy with HPL occurred on 27 December 1923 when Morton came to town. They toured Providence, and then they went into the First Baptist Church of Providence (1775) on North main Street, ascended the organ loft, and HPL claims to have attempted to play the organ [Yes we have no Bananas] but the machine had no air. (1)

The Christmas season waned and 1924 dawned for Lovecraft and Eddy. At this same time, Houdini was bursting spiritualist crime rings and in a battle royal with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - publicly and privately.

... to be continued ...

(1) H. P. Lovecrfat: A Life, S. T. Joshi, Necronomicon Press, 1996, p. 322 - Joshi quotes from 5 June 1924 letter by HPl to Sam Loveman.

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