Thursday, March 17, 2016

What's this have to do with Harry?

Here's a cover of the latest The Hollywood Reporter featuring Oscar winner Brie Larson and her "power stylist" Cristina Ehrlich. Lovely, isn't it? Okay, but what's this have to do with Houdini!? Have a good look and you might figure it out. If not, continue reading below.

This photo was taken at the "Houdini Estate" in Laurel Canyon on February 25, 2016. The THR website reports:

"That shoot and Oscars feels like a lifetime ago," says Ehrlich of her time in front of the camera with Oscar-winning Room actress Brie Larson. The set for the day was the Houdini Estate in West Hollywood that was complete with a tomb-shaped pool and gargoyle statues on the property. "After last year's cover with [Lady] Gaga in Coco Chanel's apartment, this was the only location that could get close to topping it," said Ehrlich, wearing Monse.

Once a ruin, the beautifully restored "Houdini Estate" has been the setting for many photo shoots and Hollywood events in recent years. The property has an official website and recently joined Twitter @TheHoudiniHouse.

Of course, the property's true connection to Houdini is a little murky. But I did my best to clarify the history here: Inside the Laurel Canyon Houdini Estate.

This issue of The Hollywood Reporter (March 25 - April 1), which comes in four variant covers, hit newsstands on March 16.


1 comment:

  1. Good old Harry has become trendy and chic in Hollywood. I'm sure the release Harry's long lost film The Grim Game played a part in this.