Tuesday, December 19, 2023

SAM Hall of Fame To Have New Exhibit in 2024


The Society of American Magician's Hall of Fame will be opening a year long exhibit in 2024. They will be at the Whittier Museum in Los Angeles. It appears that back in 2012, the SAM Hall of Fame had an exhibition at the Whittier and it frankly looked great. 

The Hall of Fame contains props, posters, even some illusions from magicians of yesteryear. I saw a Brooks Trunk with the initials H.B. on it, so I'm wondering if that once belonged to Harry Blackstone. I've also seen some Le Grand David posters. One thing you can say about the Le Grand David folks is they knew how to create incredible magic posters! I know, I've got them all, and then some, lol. 

But among the rare items are some SUPER RARE Houdini items. One or two handcuff displays are under lock and key (no pun intended) in a glass encased room. 

From what I understand, the Hall of Fame is searching for a permanent home, but when not on display it remains in storage. I truly wish they had a permanent home, because these things deserve to be on display for all to see. 

The exhibition has a soft opening in early January and then the official grand opening date is Jan 27th, 2024. The Whittier Museum is located at 6755 Newlin Avenue, Whittier CA. 

Below is the exhibition room. Obviously, things are not set up YET. But it's going to be a wonderful exhibit when it's done. For more info. https://www.samhalloffame.com/

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