American illusionist Harry Houdini rose to world fame for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it. This world-premiere exhibit will include first edition books, personal letters and contracts, handcuffs, stage props, locks and the famed milk can from the 1908 escape illusion.
I know nothing more about this, but as it's pretty much in my own backyard, I'm super curious what might be displayed and from which collection(s). When I know more you will too!
UPDATE: This is the Randall Bell collection. As Randall himself puts it, "I’ve been collecting Houdini quietly for decades." This is going to be exciting!