Sunday, January 1, 2006

Laurel Canyon "Houdini Estate" for sale

The fabled "Houdini Estate" in Laurel Canyon CA is up for sale. While Houdini never actually lived on the property (he rented a house across the street), he did spend time at the mansion, and when Bess moved to Hollywood in the '30s, she held her parties and annual séances there.

The 3.5 acre property includes a 2bed 2bath house, restored stone walkways, staircases, fountains, caves, and a natural spring.

Asking price: $2,950,000.
Contact: Victoria Silver (310) 273-3113

New Houdini play: The Escapologist

Inspired by Adam Phillips’ motivational book The Houdini’s Box, The Escapologist follows a psychotherapist as he delves into the conscious and unconscious desires of his patients. All are looking to escape. As he starts to feel more and more trapped he takes flight into fantasies of the greatest escape artist of them all, Harry Houdini.

Featuring exciting re-enactments of Houdini’s stunts, the show premieres in Glasgow on January 13.

UPDATE: Variety has reviewed the play HERE.