This is an original "The Amazing Randi" offset lithograph from an estate collection of Magic posters.Not the Darien House 1976 reprint- this is the original printing.
Colorful and very collectible!This poster was printed as promotional material for The Amazing Randi at the height of his performing career.Though in later years he made his reputation for his debunking of fake psychic phenomena and faith healing, Randi was first and foremost an escape artist.
The imagery on this poster is a tribute to Harry Houdini and the Milk Can Escape.This particular poster bears a secret message carefully hidden by Randi within the artwork that reads "Harry Houdini". Can you find the hidden message?Look closely-the rivet dots on the milk can spell out Harry Houdini's name- in Morse Code!
CONDITION: very good. SEE PHOTOS.
Randi's career as a professional stage magician and escapologist began in 1946. Initially he performed under his real name, Randall Zwinge, which he later dropped in favor of "The Amazing Randi". Early in his career, he performed numerous escape acts from jail cells and safes. He even escaped from a strait jacket while hanging upside down over Niagara Falls. On February 7, 1956, he appeared live on The Today Show, where he remained for 104 minutes in a sealed metal coffin that had been submerged in a hotel swimming pool, breaking Houdini's record of 93 minutes.
CONDITION: very good. Paper has aged slightly.SEE PHOTOS.Poster is about 24" x 18".