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[New York], ca. 1925. Letterpress poster advertising Hardeen, The Handcuff King, at the top of a vaudeville show. Other acts include soubrette-turned movie star Trixie Friganza and the famous Irish comedienne, Maidie Scott. 19x 25 ". Tears repaired throughout image, small chipping; B+. Hardeen began his career alongside his brother Houdini as part of a double-act of magic and escapes billed as The Brothers Houdini. But even after the death of his famous brother, Hardeen lived in Houdini's shadow. A majority of his publicity material featured Houdini's name as prominently - if not more prominently - than Hardeen's.

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Hardeen (Theodore Weiss). Hardeen.

Estimate $400 - $600Feb 4, 2017
Chicago, IL, USA