This Wednesday, October 8, I will be hosting a special Houdini in Hollywood night at the Hollywood Heritage Museum in, you guessed it, Hollywood! To get ready for the big event, Joe Fox and I have set up three full display cases filled with Houdini memorabilia from our personal collections, turning Hollywood Heritage into a temporary Houdini museum!
Even you can't make it to the Wednesday event, you can still go have a look at the Houdini displays for the next week during regular museum hours. And, remember, Hollywood Heritage is housed in the historic Lasky-DeMille Barn, which was the cornerstone of the Famous Players-Lasky studios where Houdini made The Grim Game and Terror Island. So Houdini was here! For that reason alone the museum is a must visit, and what better week to do so.
Tickets are still available for "Houdini in Hollywood" via brownpapertickets. They tell me the event is now half sold out, which typically means it will sell out at the door on the night of the event. So if you want to make sure you get in, you might want to grab an advance ticket, or come early and enjoy the Houdini museum. (We will have an additional ultra-rare item on display that night only.) And, remember, Magic Castle members get a special 20% discount.
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The Hollywood Heritage Museum is located at 2100 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068, directly across from the Hollywood Bowl (enter on Odin St.). Parking is plentiful and free. Phone is (323)-874-2276. For more visit hollywoodheritage.org.
UPDATE: The Houdini display has now been extend to October 18.