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Old Weird America: The Unlikely Friendship of Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle (IN PERSON @ NORTHSIDE)

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult
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It isn’t surprising that two renowned men of the early 20thc should meet and pursue a mutual interest in one of the prevailing topics of the age—but when devout Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle teamed up with outspoken skeptic Harry Houdini, a fall-out was inevitable. We will explore the irony of how the credulous creator of the ultra-rational detective Sherlock Holmes fueled the efforts of the great magician to expose Spiritualist mediums as frauds.

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