Evening @ the Barn: Houdini in Hollywood
Hollywood Heritage will kick off the 2014-2015 season with a special "Evening @ The Barn" hosted by screenwriter and blogger John Cox of WILD ABOUT HARRY (www.wildabouthoudini.com). Learn about Harry Houdini's amazing life and career with a special emphasis on his life-long involvement in cinema. It's not generally known that Houdini produced and starred in several silent films, including two features for Famous Players-Lasky Paramount. But Houdini's film career began even earlier than that! In many ways, Harry Houdini was a film pioneer, and that is the story that we will unlock. John's talk will feature dozens of rare photos, as well as film clips of the real Houdini in action. The evening will include a screening of "Terror Island"(1920), one of Houdini's legendary films produced by Jesse Lasky.
Also in person: Jim Steinmeyer, who is an internationally respected designer of magical illusions and theatrical special effects. His best known illusions include Origami, Interlude, and Walking Through a Mirror. In addition, he is a best-selling author, consultant and producer. Jim will be signing two of his Houdini-related books, "Hiding the Elephant" and "The Last Greatest Magician in the World", in our museum shop.
Plus! Refreshments courtesy of Grub Restaurant. Displays of Houdini memorabilia in our revolving gallery and our famous raffle where you can win a chance to visit the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood! This promises to be magical, memorable evening for everyone!
Please note: Due to the rising cost of museum operations, member ticket prices have been raised from $5.00 to $7.50. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for supporting Hollywood Heritage!
Hollywood Heritage Museum (View)
2100 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
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