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"Dunninger In Contempt
A New York tabloid carried the story with the heading: "Dunninger Held In Alimony Contempt." The article written by Philip Dantora opens by saying: "Joe Dinninger the mental wizard who can peer through the thickest skull and reveal the thoughts therein was given some thinking to do in the Supreme Court where, at a "command seance," he was told to get up $1,035 in back alimoney to purge himself of contempt.
"The charges were brought by Joe's estranged wife Chrystal Spencer Dunninger who won a separation in 1944 on grounds of abandoment."
The article goes on to relate how Joe claimed to be on such friendly relations with Houdini - codes, etc., but this was debunked by Chrystal who said: "I am informed that Houdini specifically bequeathed his possessions to his brother..Hardeen. My husband's name was not even mentioned in the will."
This flairup between the dunningers in New York City should clarify one and for all the claims made by Joe over a period of 20 years -- his claims that he was a bosom friend of Houdini, had a code and Lord knows what else.
When people fall out, especially those who are closely associated in marital aairs (affairs?) anything can happen. It seems that the bubble broke right in Joe's face."
Houdini never said he was coming back, or that he would open handcuffs, etc. He was the exposer of the very people who claimed they could get messages from your dead relatives, make their ghosts appear, etc. He said such things were in his experience not possible, but being the greatest escape artist/magician that ever lived he, Houdini, would try to escape from the beyond. After ten years of no results his wife Bess sent out a letter to participants saying "since the failure of the ten year TEST, it is my opinion that all concerned have struck a mighty world wide blow at superstition."
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