Sunday, August 22, 2021

New Houdini monument rises in Laurel Canyon

While driving through Laurel Canyon yesterday I was excited to see something new outside the gates of the Houdini Estate. A large Houdini bust atop a tall stone pedestal with commemorative plaque now sits at the intersection of Willow Glen and Laurel Canyon Blvd. It's visible to passing cars and accessible to the public. (The bust had previously been located inside the Houdini property.) What a magnificent public tribute to Houdini!


  1. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. And what a perfect (and always relevant) inscription. Another friend in LA recently told me he likes to visit the site; I'll have to ask him if he's seen this in its new location.

    1. It must be pretty new. Last time I passed by was late June and it wasn't there.

    2. Hope to get there one day. (Without bees, though!)

  2. Drove by it yesterday and craned my neck so far I almost rear ended the car in front of me. I'll be going by this weekend to get a closer look.