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Kevin Connolly
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If you like magic history, you may enjoy this. I just posted on my blog the possible first meeting of Houdini and Tommy Downs. Here is the link:

Downs & Houdini

Enjoy!
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MVFAN
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That is a wonderful piece of magic history. It amazes me how you come up with these rare pieces.

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It amazes me too - Great find Kevin!
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In Houdini--the Key, I have a quote from Downs indicating that he tried the challenge handcuff act before Houdini took it up.
I believe he said this was in his first year as a performer--which is right around the time of this program.
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