Unpublished 1992 Houdini Seance Photos

By Tom Interval

Official 1992 Houdini Seance, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls, Canada

The Inner Circle at the 66th official Houdini seance, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, October 31, 1992 (clockwise from center): Sidney Radner, Dorothy (Kiamie) Young, Dr. Bernard Dolenz, Henry Gordon, Moira Thomas, Joan Higbee, Dr. Morris Young, Henry Muller, and Bernice Golden (Photo: Doug Johnson)

Doug Johnson, a photographer living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, attended and photographed the 66th official Houdini seance, held on October 31, 1992, at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls, Canada. Almost 23 years later, Doug scanned more than 40 of his photos, negatives, and documents from that event and was kind enough to send them my way. I’ll share a few of them here, but you can view all of them in an album on my Houdini Magical Hall of Fame Facebook page. To my knowledge, these images have never been published before Doug recently brought them into the light. If you’d like to use any of them, please write to Doug for permission at silvedor@shaw.ca.

1992 official Houdini seance, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame

66th official Houdini seance, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, October 31, 1992 (seated at table, from left): Sidney Radner, Dorothy (Kiamie) Young, Dr Bernard Dolenz, Henry Gordon, and ? (Photo: Doug Johnson)

66th official Houdini seance, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, Oct. 31, 1992

66th official Houdini seance, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, October 31, 1992 (clockwise from left): Bernice Golden, Sidney Radner, Dorothy (Kiamie) Young, Dr Bernard Dolenz, Henry Gordon, ?, Moira Thomas, Joan Higbee, and Dr. Morris Young (Photo: Doug Johnson)

Seance press kit and the famed envelope containing Houdini's code

1992 Houdini seance press kit and the famed envelope containing Houdini’s code (Photo: Doug Johnson)

Props used at the 1992 official Houdini seance (Photo: Doug Johnson)

Props used at the 1992 official Houdini seance (Photo: Doug Johnson)

Front cover of the 1992 Houdini seance program (Scan: Doug Johnson)

Front cover of the 1992 Houdini seance program (Scan: Doug Johnson)

News release issued before the 66th annual Houdini seance, p. 1 (Scan: Doug Johnson)

News release issued before the 66th annual Houdini seance, p. 1 (Scan: Doug Johnson)

News release issued before the 66th annual Houdini seance, p. 2 (Scan: Doug Johnson)

News release issued before the 66th annual Houdini seance, p. 2 (Scan: Doug Johnson)

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2 Responses to Unpublished 1992 Houdini Seance Photos

  1. Alice Muller Rubinfeld says:

    I thought your readers may be interested to know that my father, Henry Muller, has passed away. We found, in his closet, a number of items of Houdiniana that we were not aware still existed. If anyone is interested, have them contact me at alicerubinfeld@hotmail.com.

    Alice Muller Rubinfeld

    Henry Muller
    MULLER, Henry – Born July 12, 1930 in Hlohovec, Czechoslovakia, died at 1:45 pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bella (Zucker) Muller, by his four children, Jerry (Sharon), Alice (Ben Zion), David (Joyce) and Michael (Adrienne), by his grandchildren, Elisha (Laura), Sara (Alan), Joseph (Keren), Tali (Jesse), Liat, Matan, Jacob (Aviva), Rachel, Rebecca, Isaac and Abraham, and by his great-grandchildren Nadia, Julia, Maya, Hannah, Daniel, Benjamin and Lily. Mr. Muller was the founder of Muller’s Meats, Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, Cavalier Motel and the Niagara Industrial Mall, a respected businessman and entrepreneur and a lover of Niagara Falls, Canada. Funeral Thursday, March 2 at 1:00 pm at the Adas Israel Synagogue in Hamilton, Ontario followed by interment at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery in Niagara Falls, Ontario.13150972

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