Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Houdini Estate sees wedding of owner José Nazar

Earlier this month I had the great pleasure of attending the wedding of Kathleen Martinez and José Nazar at the magnificent Houdini Estate in Laurel Canyon. José is the owner of the property and the man responsible for restoring it and giving it new life and fame.

It was a magical wedding filled with whimsy and creativity around every corner. And a camel! There were also some fascinating and notable guests, including the great Patrick Culliton (who I hear partied until 3am). The bride had just come in from Egypt where she is currently searching for the lost tomb of Cleopatra. I'm not kidding.

It's always fun to get a peek inside this special place, so here are a few photos to enjoy. And congratulations to José and Kathleen!

The Houdini Estate is available to rent for all occasions. Visit the official website for details. For more on the history of the property, check out my post from 2012: Inside the Laurel Canyon Houdini Estate.



  1. Thanks for sharing this story, and these great pictures. (And I love the fun they had with the Houdini poster!) All the best to the newlyweds!