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Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini

April 14, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Harry Houdini wasn’t born. He was invented. Inescapable explores the creation of Houdini by the poor Jewish immigrant, Ehrich Weiss, with a look at the technologies, marketing prowess, and entertainment trends that allowed a superstar to emerge. Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini was created by the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
 

Exhibition Sponsors

The Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
Larry Boltansky
Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Fund for the Enrichment of Jewish Education

PNC Greater Maryland
The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund
creator of the Baker Artist Awards, www.bakerartistawards.org
Gert & Izzy Freedman

The Richard and Rosalee C. Davison Foundation
The Hackerman Foundation
Carroll A. Weinberg, M.D. and Charlotte Cohen Weinberg Foundation

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