LECTURE: Houdini the Collector

Presented by Harry Ransom Center at Harry Ransom Center, Austin TX

Dec 05 2019
LECTURE: Houdini the Collector

Following Harry Houdini’s untimely death in 1926, his widow Bess sold the famed illusionist’s massive collection of magic and theatrical history to a New York real estate developer. Assembled over decades from his vast network of dealers and friends, Houdini’s collection ultimately came to the University of Texas in 1958. Using examples from the Ransom Center’s archives, Eric Colleary, the Ransom Center’s Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, unravels the surprising stories behind

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 5, 2019 at 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Harry Ransom Center

300 West 21st Street, Austin, TX 78712

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