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I just read this story about Robert Houdin on another site. I haven't verified it but it's a great story.
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It seems to be true. I don't think the author strayed too far from the facts. We all know this story, but it's nice that the lay people get to read it.
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Rant time.

The man's name is Robert-Houdin. His name before he was married was Jean Eugene Robert. He married Mlle. Houdin, and obtained permission to use the old hyphenated form of the last name, Robert-Houdin.

There is no excuse whatsoever for anyone who is seriously involved in magic to misspell a prominent magician's name.

Would you call the Professor "Dia Vernin"? Or would you call the famous Viennese conjurer, "Hofzinger"?

This is a matter of respect for our heritage.
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Thanks for the link. I always like to read about Bobby Houdin. Smile~
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Join - Robert-Houdin GROUP on Facebook, I did.
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I enjoyed reading that! I'm a big Rawburt-Whodin fan Smile
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I know it too I need to read more up on the man one of these days. Anyway I first heard of him in a book called Magic Makers by:I.G. Edmonds wish I had the year down on my list but for some reason I don't. Great book talks about anybody that has been anybody. That book is what really made me realize magic as an art and to all the aspects of it.
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