A special exhibition of Houdini memorabilia from the collection of escape artist David Merlini opens today at the National Széchényi Library in Budapest. The display includes authentic Houdini artifacts along with props from the 2014 Houdini miniseries, which was shot entirely in Budapest with David as technical advisor.
Last night an opening ceremony was held in the Library's Ceremonial Hall. The exhibition will be on display for one month. Here are some photos of the exhibition and pics from last night's opening.
The National Széchényi Library's Houdini exhibition runs from January 27 to February 27, 2016, in Building “F” of Buda Castle. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. More information can be found at the library's official website.
Is that chained guy in the middle with the suit and tie a wax dummy? He looks real!ReplyDelete
I'm assuming that's a dummy!Delete
I like the look of this wax dummy much better than that other HH doppelganger we saw a while ago.ReplyDelete
The Houdini Mannequin is awesome!ReplyDelete
Thanks! All credits go to Janos Megyeri, Hungarian sculptor.ReplyDelete
Is that a replica Margery cabinet ?ReplyDelete
Yeah, that's a replica on the left in photo #8.ReplyDelete
Many thanks Sir, I was sure I remembered one of the previous posts detailing that the original cabinet hasn't been found.ReplyDelete
Yes, the original Margery box is MIA, but there are rumors it still exists. But why does David have a repro? Could it be this was made for the Brodini miniseries, but was never used? Is there a cut scene? I've been meaning to ask David about this.Delete