Saturday, August 3, 2013

More Houdini

A few weeks ago I visited Historic Auto Attractions in northern (Roscoe) Illinois. The museum is not only home to famous cars, but also a wide array of movie memorabilia. Some of those pieces include Marilyn Monroe’s nightgown, a sweater worn by Hollywood legend James Dean, and an outfit worn by Elvis Presley. In addition a large section of the museum is dedicated to John F. Kennedy, along with the “Day in Dallas” display.

The museum is very nice and we really enjoyed ourselves. I was happy to see a small exhibit on Houdini. It looks like most of the items on display came from the Sid Radner auction. 

I thought this portrait of Houdini was well done and had never seen it before.

Since I'm on the subject of Houdini, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I finally saw William Pack's program The Essential Houdini. I have known and respected Bill for several years and he did a wonderful program that was well-received by his audience. I especially enjoyed his performance of Houdini's "Needles." 

William Pack performing one of Houdini's greatest effects.

Until next time...