Thursday, January 31, 2013

Trivia Questions & News

I'm currently working on a number of history projects, but they are all behind a bit because work has shifted into high gear. I'm putting together some articles on other magic theatres and places devoted to magic performances. If I can find the time, I've got another magic grave to scope out and trip to investigate some rarely seen magic artifacts.

And I have two trivia questions. The first, "which famous magician owned this hat?" There is a very cool story that goes along with the hat and I'm going to be doing a blog article about it in the future, but I wanted to see the variety of guesses that come in.

The next trivia question. Who referred to himself as "The first authentic historian of magic?"

If you'd like to take a guess at the trivia questions, just post your answer in the comments.

UPDATE: The answer to question 1, the Hat was owned by Robert Heller.
 The answer to question 2, Harry Houdini referred to himself as the first authentic historian of magic in an issue of Conjurers Monthly Magazine.

1 comment:

  1. My guess Alexander Herrmann's hat.
    Henry Evanion first historian?