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Visual Effects & Magic

Here’s a nice story

The context is Houdini’s battle against spiritualism. Fake mediums were producing photos of spirits. Houdini debunked them. You can find various spirit photos online


His pal and Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle decided to pull a prank on Houdini and magicians. Here’s the story:


You’ll also find it in other Houdini biographies and elsewhere on the web. And here’s the movie:


Looks like it is a film of several notable firsts:

The animator was Willis O’Brien, the man who went on to astonish the world with King Kong.