By the Woman of a Thousand Faces

By Tom Interval

Rose Mackenberg, Houdini’s oft-disguised undercover spiritualist agent (a multi-petaled Rose, to be sure) wrote this article in 1929. This is the first of several in a series (the only one I have, unfortunately). In it, Mackenberg writes mostly about Arthur Ford‘s fraudulent claim that he received a secret code from the late Houdini during a January 1929 seance in Bess Houdini’s home. The quality of this scan is not the best. I pieced it together, and not everything is perfectly aligned. However, it’s definitely readable. I’ve also clipped, and slightly edited, a couple of great images from that article (see below).

1929, International Feature Service Inc., Great Britain

Click to enlarge. (1929, International Feature Service Inc., Great Britain)

Mrs. Houdini looking into the eyes of a bronze bust of Houdini

Mrs. Houdini looking into the eyes of a bronze bust of Houdini

An illustrated portrait of the master himself

An illustrated portrait of the master himself

Joseph Dunninger, one of history's greatest mentalists

Joseph Dunninger, one of history’s greatest mentalists

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