Sunday, September 22, 2013

Meet the new Bess

Last night Tom Interval and I had the extreme pleasure of hosting Kristen Connolly and Danny Binstock at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Kristen will be playing Bess Houdini the upcoming Houdini miniseries co-starring Adrien Brody. We had a wonderful evening talking about Harry and Bess and also enjoyed some excellent magic. I won't reveal what I may have learned about the production itself (except to say that it sounds like the Houdini movie of my dreams), but I will say that it was clear to both Tom and I that Kristen is ideally cast and is going to make a sensational Bess.

Thanks to Trish Alaskey, Lisa Cousins, and all the staff of the Magic Castle for giving Kristen and Danny the VIP treatment.


  1. John--was the title a pun of the last line of the Who song Won't Get Fooled Again?

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    Meet the new Bess...

  2. BTW, I gave Kristen a print of a color photo of Bess that's never been published. (I'll be sharing that here this week.) What was weird is the color of Bess's outfit in the photo was exactly the same as the dress Kristen was wearing. And a very unique color at that. We were all a little spooked by a good way. :)

  3. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniSeptember 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    It was ment to be for her to play Bess.