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Here's a closer look at the excellent Houdini caricature by Mark Stutzman. Houdini gets a nice name check in the doc as well. It all shows up around 01:01:20.
This of course is a nod to the famous Houdini Estate where the escapist lived for several months in 1919 while making movies at the nearby Lasky studio, and where Bess Houdini lived from 1933-35. For more on Houdini in the canyon, check out the links below.
Fun caricature! (This post reminded me that when I was walking on West 49th Street yesterday, I passed a new "Tea Room" and of course thought of Bess! I think it's the only tea room I recall seeing in Midtown since I've lived here, let alone on 49th Street!)ReplyDelete
For me I lived on Kirkwood Dr. across from Zappa's old house. Since I worked for him I know this as a fact. Rick SchmidlinReplyDelete
Mr. Stutzman should have drawn you in the map next to Zappa. :)Delete
Also no John Mayall on this map, the wildest place. Rick SchmidlinReplyDelete