The occasion passed off Feb sixth, 1922 on the Nice Northern Lodge in Chicago. There was a banquet for the Society of American Magicians and Houdini was the visitor of honor. In some unspecified time in the future within the night Sam Margules brings Vernon over to fulfill and present Houdini a trick. One article I learn mentioned, Houdini rolled his eyes and reluctantly agreed. The younger Dai Vernon, introduced out a deck of playing cards, shuffled them and had Houdini take away a card and signal it. Houdini wrote ‘HH’ on the cardboard. Then Vernon, took the signed card and positioned it second from the highest. All the pieces was very sluggish and deliberate. Vernon then turned excessive card and there was the selected-signed card. Houdini was shocked. Dai Vernon did the trick once more. The second time Houdini was additionally stunned. He started to name out doable strategies, all of which have been incorrect. A 3rd displaying, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth, and seventh and Houdini was fooled every time. One telling of the story options this addition, “Mutual buddies seated on the desk mentioned: “Do not quibble, Harry, you are fooled this time”. In accordance the a promotional piece of Vernon's, Houdini lastly made the admission and added, “Vernon is definitely one of the best man I've ever seen with playing cards.”
Thereafter, Dai Vernon, who was going by Dale Vernon at the moment, used the moniker ‘He Fooled Houdini’ in all his promotions. Fairly harking back to Thurston's strategy with Herrmann. When you're questioning about sources, I discovered this story in Genii Journal, but in addition within the guide, He Fooled Houdini-Dai Vernon A Magical Life by Bruce Cervon and Keith Burns, and it is in different books as properly.
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