Thursday, January 18, 2007

Background on Houdini and Lovecraft: October 1926

I know, I know, this is the HPLblog not the Harry Houdini blog, but bear with Chrispy. I'm trying to build a trail of circumstantial evidence in my quest to determine if Houdini REALLY wanted HPL as an ally to expose spiritualism.

The quest of Houdini to break the mediums and spiritualists got a great deal of popular press. Here is an example at the very last month of Houdini's life. This is the month that Houdini (according to at least L Sprague de Camp's biogoraphy of HPL) wanted Lovecraft to come help him in Detroit.

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