Halloween At The Huntington Library

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author unknown

It's An Adventure At The Huntington 10/31/2017

Explore the magic, secret codes, censored texts, and alchemy that lurks in the Library through special displays and presentations. Marvel at rarely seen objects from our vaults, indulge in ghoulish refreshments, and discover the eerier side of The Huntington. The evening’s highlights will include:

Treasures from deep inside the Library - See special objects on display this evening only in the Library’s East Lobby, 6-9 p.m.

Captivating talks - “Lights! Camera! Magic!” See how Lodewyk Bendikson, head of The Huntington’s first photographic department from 1928–43, pioneered the use of spectral imaging to reveal what was hidden in rare books and manuscripts. Haaga Hall, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

“Peering Behind the Final Curtain: Death on Display” Dr. Paul Koudounaris will describe mysterious objects he has uncovered in his travels. - Rothenberg Hall, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m.

Magic Show by Master Illusionist Andrew Goldenhersh - Huntington Gallery South Terrace, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.

Strolling magicians from the Magic Castle will perform sleight of hand in all three Libation Lounges, 6-9:30 p.m.

Libation Lounges - Complimentary wine, beer, and cocktails

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
It was NOT closed this scary evening!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
It was NOT this way tonight! It was spooky!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
We arrived and checked in... Everything was perfect!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
The grounds were nicely decorated! we were right on time arriving
at 6:00 PM so it was not yet crowded!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Sue was ready to travel... Wine, blanket. chair and chauffeur!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
How come she looks worried with Paul at the wheel?
Drinking and driving? It's Apple Juice silly girl!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
The ghosts were out and about thanks to high powered projectors

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
"I found the coffee"

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
"Oh dear... We better go ahead and have him catch up"

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Wonderful lighting on the Main House Patio

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
The back-yard patio makes for a great stage for the magic show

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Greg arranges for front row seating for Sue and the chair

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
A view across the lawn reveals the many food trucks

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
From the entrance to the library as we finish our drinks before entering

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
You can almost hear the ghosts howling....
Oops, those were ghosts howling!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
..and the weather cooperated! It was in the high sixties tonight

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Inside the science hall... The regular exhibitions!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
A self writing book... Neat!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Reminds my of my Shakespeare teacher in college!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

Did You Know? - His skill and style have mesmerized audiences from Hollywood to the Far East, and all points in between. A perennial honoree at the legendary Magic Castle, Andrew has received accolades from the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts. Having been voted the Academy's "Parlor Magician of the Year" in 2009 & 2010, Andrew is the only magician to have been nominated for both Close-up Magician of the Year and Parlour Magician of the Year for twelve years in a row.

Andrew is held in high esteem by his peers in entertainment, including Las Vegas superstar Lance Burton (who calls him a "genius") and the world renowned David Copperfield (who licensed and performs one of Andrew's signature routines). The celebrity list of whom Andrew has entertained includes Johnny Depp, Ringo Starr, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Nicolas Cage, Jason Alexander, Demi Moore, Teri Hatcher, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Carell, Jane Fonda, Robin Leach, Michael Ovitz, and many more.

 

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Thanks to Greg... We are in the FRONT ROW CENTER!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Jay is worried about the rubber gloves!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Inspecting the sewing needles that our magician swallowed

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
..and the chickens come home to roost

Did You Know? - Some types of birds (especially doves) are extremely flexible and can be compressed a little, without harm. A small dove for instance can be compressed to occupy a space, little larger than a ping pong ball for a short period of time. This is why doves are a popular choice for magicians as the birds can be easily concealed.

 

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

We saw how Lodewyk Bendikson, head of The Huntington’s first photographic department from 1928–43, pioneered the use of spectral imaging to reveal what was hidden in rare books and manuscripts.

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
We listened to an amazing lecture on hidden writings and ultraviolet examinations of old manuscripts!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Beautiful decorations in the rotunda

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
40 feet above our heads!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
Greg gets to rest after walking for quite a while!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
You can tell... A joke is forthcoming!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
The fantastic trio... Getting for the ride home!

A spooky Halloween night at the Huntington
We look pretty good... We determined we have been friends with
Greg for over seventeen years! Wow!


Meanwhile in Oceanside Pete awaits the trick or treaters


and in Oceanside... Toby scares them kids away!


...and in Corona the Duda's scare the neighborhood kids

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