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Topic: Biography question
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jan 12, 2012 12:59PM)
Norm and I were talking, and wondered...

How come nobody's ever done a bio of Hardeen?

Anybody?
Message: Posted by: Chance (Jan 12, 2012 01:35PM)
Hardeen who????
Message: Posted by: Sam Sandler (Jan 12, 2012 02:32PM)
Hardeen Houdini-- how could you not know that!??

check with the houdini musesam in scraton Pa (not far from where I live)

they should be able to tell you any thing you want to know about him.

I seem to recall seeing some writings about him but not sure if it was a full bio.

hope that helps

sam
Message: Posted by: John Cox (Jan 12, 2012 03:10PM)
It's a real shame no one has done this. I threw the idea out to Jim Steinmeyer once. He didn't bite.

Hardeen Facebook fan page:
http://www.facebook.com/houdinibrother
Message: Posted by: Kevin Connolly (Jan 12, 2012 04:46PM)
LOL! No wonder why there isn't a book about Theo. He can't even find a friend on Face book. He should try Faceless Book.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jan 12, 2012 07:27PM)
Nice to see your face, Chance!
Message: Posted by: Roslyn (Jan 14, 2012 03:13AM)
I think it's purely a $$ game. Houdini sells, even today. Hence old D B Houdinii from the other topic. Hardeen was just HH's brother. Some would buy it, but I'm sure if you were to go to the trouble of producing a book one on HH himself would sell more.

Personally I'd love to know more about him. A book in the style of Patrick's Houdini:The Key (my #1 escape related perchase not including the Lambert) would be awesome.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Connolly (Jan 14, 2012 11:33AM)
Let's put this puppy to rest. Here's the answer.

Even when Hardeen wrote a book near the end of his life, he wrote it about Houdini. :)
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jan 14, 2012 12:31PM)
...a good example of the difference between the ability to sell something, and the real value of it.