Date(s) - Sunday, December 29th
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee docent-extraordinaire for an in-depth look at Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. This exhibit explores the world’s most famous magician began life as Erik Weisz, the son of a Hungarian rabbi. In 1878 immigration to the U.S. transformed Erik Weisz into Ehrich Weiss. It was the first of many transformations for the man who would become the first international superstar, Harry Houdini!
Museum Admission | Members Free
About Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini
Inescapable, curated by performer and magician David London, tells the story of how Ehrich Weiss became Harry Houdini and investigates the technologies, marketing prowess and entertainment trends that transformed him into a 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.
Offered in connection with Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, September 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020.
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