Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Houdini is ready for his closeup

Tonight is my big Houdini in Hollywood event at the Hollywood Heritage Museum. To mark the occasion, our good friend John C. Hinson, the great nephew of Harry and Bess Houdini, has sent over this fantastic image of silent screen superstar Gloria Swanson who has playfully inscribed this photo to Houdini himself.

I hope to see some of you at tonight's event. For those who can't make it, I will do my best to get pics up within the next few days.

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

UPDATE: When Houdini returned to Hollywood.


  1. It was a memorable evening in Hollywood! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!

  2. Swanson wrote "Try and find it" on her photo. I wonder what she meant. It looks like she's hiding something in her left hand.

    Swanson would soon run into financial trouble and enlisted Joseph Kennedy to help get her financial house in order. Kennedy lavished her with dinners and gifts that...came from her own bank account. Eventually Swanson caught wind of that and was understandably livid.