One memory of Hollywood Magic is that they had a large portrait painting of Houdini that hung high on the wall along with portraits of Thurston, Blackstone, and other magic greats. The image always baffled me somewhat as Houdini appears to have white hair. Nevertheless, it's still a great portrait, and I suspect it dates back to the days of the store's opening, which means Bess Houdini may have gazed up on this image of her husband.
My question is, whatever happened to Hollywood Magic's Houdini?
...haha, you raised the one question that has bothered me for years...why does he have white hair in the portrait?ReplyDelete
Ah, so you remember this portrait too, Cat?Delete
..yeah, i saw it years ago...i think i have a photo of it somewhere...it bums me out that the shop closed, i've always wanted to go back.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I took this pic when I did.ReplyDelete
When I was a kid, my dad tried to buy it from them. They weren't selling.
At some point it was water damaged, unfortunately.