So, if you have an exhibit that features images of Harry Houdini and takes attendees through the life of Harry Houdini, you win the golden ticket in our book.
Just to be clear, we have neither golden tickets or a book in which to collect said tickets, but we will remember you fondly until the day we pass to join the great card table session in the heavens. We’ll tell Dai Vernon and Ed Marlo about you and your organization and they will both likely teach us moves that will take an eternity to perform – but that will be okay because we will have an eternity to learn.
The Breman Museum (William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum) is based in the Atlanta area (likely within a mile of a street with the word “peach” in it). We see that Inside Magic Favorite Joe Turner is assisting in the presentation so you know it will be without flaw and have integrity.
The museum tells visitors that the world’s most famous magician and escape artist wasn’t born but invented by the talented mind of Erik Weisz (later translated into Erich Weiss when he and his family immigrated to the United States).
The exhibit it curated by magician David London and shares the story of how this immigrant, growing up in Wisconsin became Harry Houdini – the world’s first international superstar.
“On one level, the exhibit is pure fun – incorporating magic, escapes, séances, films, rare artifacts and hands-on illusions. On a deeper level, the exhibit pulls back the curtain, revealing the story of the man behind the image.”
The exhibit runs until August 18, so get ready to visit many times. Houdini’s life has so many twists and turns that you don’t want to miss a nuance.
Unless of course your two favorite things are not Houdini related. In that case, you should subscribe to John Cox’ Wild About Harry website and visit the exhibition. We promise you will be hooked.
This is a not-miss event.