We've talked a lot about Howard Thurston here on the Magic Newsswire, and now many outside of the magic community will have an opportunity to do the same. On May 26th, the collection of Rory Felman will go on display at the Husdon River Museum. The New York Times reports:
Mr. Feldman is trying to set up a Museum of Magic in New York, to house the collection. The project feels predestined, he said; he has found references in correspondence from Thurston’s daughter, Jane, that she too had hoped to establish a Museum of Magic.
The other major lender to the Yonkers show, Mr. Hanson, started collecting in the 1970s and has hung tiers of magician posters on his Manhattan apartment walls. The museum has borrowed his rare ads with scenes of Thurston peering into skull props, Kellar seemingly decapitating himself and Chung Ling Soo flaunting his “10 assistants” (his fingers).