Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tickets now available for "Houdini in Hollywood"

Online tickets are now available for my "Evening @ the Barn: Houdini in Hollywood" event at the Hollywood Heritage Museum on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm. Here are full details:

Evening @ the Barn: Houdini in Hollywood

Hollywood Heritage will kick off the 2014-2015 season with a special "Evening @ The Barn" hosted by screenwriter and blogger John Cox of WILD ABOUT HARRY ( Learn about Harry Houdini's amazing life and career with a special emphasis on his life-long involvement in cinema. It's not generally known that Houdini produced and starred in several silent films, including two features for Famous Players-Lasky Paramount. But Houdini's film career began even earlier than that! In many ways, Harry Houdini was a film pioneer, and that is the story that we will unlock. John's talk will feature dozens of rare photos, as well as film clips of the real Houdini in action. The evening will include a screening of Terror Island (1920), one of Houdini's legendary films produced by Jesse Lasky.

Also in person: Jim Steinmeyer, who is an internationally respected designer of magical illusions and theatrical special effects. His best known illusions include Origami, Interlude, and Walking Through a Mirror. In addition, he is a best-selling author, consultant and producer. Jim will be signing two of his Houdini-related books, Hiding the Elephant and The Last Greatest Magician in the World, in our museum shop.

Plus! Refreshments courtesy of Grub Restaurant. Displays of Houdini memorabilia in our revolving gallery and our famous raffle where you can win a chance to visit the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood! This promises to be magical, memorable evening for everyone!

You can buy advance tickets NOW via brownpapertickets. Tickets are also available at the door, but know that The Hollywood Heritage Muesum has a capacity of 110 and I've seen events sell out before.

Hope to see you there!

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 free. Phone is (323)-874-2276. For more visit

UPDATE: Magic Castle members 20% discount to 'Houdini in Hollywood'.

UPDATE 2: When Houdini returned to Hollywood.


  1. Just got my ticket online!

    1. Cool! Like I said, I've seen these things sell out. There was a 3 Stooges event and it had a line into the parking lot. They had to add a second show, and I still didn't get in.

  2. A new book just came out on the 3 Stooges. It's called The Three Stooges: Hollywood Filming Locations by Jim Pauley. I flipped through it at my local B & N and it's an interesting history of old Hollywood and the locations where the Stooges filmed their shorts. It contains many fascinating photos that compare the same locations then and now.

    1. I love that kind of stuff! I wouldn't be surprised if Jim first presented this research at Hollywood Heritage. He could have even been doing the lecture I couldn't get into.

  3. You didn't miss a thing John, it's all in his book.

  4. ...and not to mention the Moe Howard & Houdini connection! (Houdini is a relative on Moe's wife's side, if I remember correctly)

  5. Wish we could be there to see it!


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    The Houdini Museum
    The Only Building in the World Dedicated to Houdini