Photos, Prints, Drawings [Advertising poster for "The master mystery"]

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Dates 1919
Location No Place, Unknown, Or Undetermined
Language English
Subjects Escapes
Houdini, Harry
Motion Picture Posters
[Advertising poster for "The master mystery"]
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926--Performances
-  Robots--1910-1920
-  Threats--1910-1920
-  Escapes--1910-1920
Format Headings
Motion picture posters--1910-1920.
-  In "The master mystery" Houdini played Quentin Locke, a daring member of the Justice Department who investigated the nefarious company International Patents Incorporated. As an employee of the United States Government concerned with intellectual property, Houdini escaped from a straitjacket, a diver's suit and an electric chair. This serialized tale of government work as scripted by Arthur B. Reeve and Charles A. Logue, screenwriters of the "Perils of Pauline," allowed Houdini to do an upside-down rope escape, kill an evil automaton that concealed a human inhabitant, marry a beautiful woman, and discover that he was the long-lost son of a remarkable scientist. The financial success of the B.F. Rolfe production garnered Houdini a contract with Famous Players, the precursor to Paramount.
1 print (poster).
1 print (poster).
Call Number
McManus-Young Collection [Rare Book RR]
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3b13898
cph 3b11905
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-66393 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-64313 (b&w film copy neg.)

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-66393 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-64313 (b&w film copy neg.)
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