The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Friday, May. 26, 2017 – Sunday, May. 28, 2017


A fascinating account of the partnership between storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story follows the couple who worked on hundreds of renowned films, including The Apartment, The Birds, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Ten Commandments.

Although the Michelsons were responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Lillian tells their story through a skillful mix of film clips, anecdotes from many famous admirers, love letters, and illustrations to bring their unparalleled industry experiences to life. Director Daniel Raim chronicles their remarkable marriage and extraordinary careers through six decades of movie-making history.

Friday, May 26, 2017: 7 p.m.–8:35 p.m.
Saturday, May 27, 2017: 7 p.m.–8:35 p.m.
Sunday, May 28, 2017: 5 p.m.–6:35 p.m.

About the Film

“Truly charming . . . A terrifically moving human story!” —Vanity Fair

“A fascinating and heart-warming film.” —Geist

“Daniel Raim's outstanding documentary quickly becomes one of the best I have seen in years... Not only a great window into the past of cinema looking ahead, but such a touching and beautiful story on the love of cinema and the love that cinema can have on two amazing people. Tears of joy at the end of this film, and highly recommended even if you have the slightest interest in just how important things behind the scenes can be.” —eFilmCritic.com


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission: MFAH Members-FREE Adult-$15 ($14 Online); Senior (65+) $10 ($9 Online); Youth (13-18) $7.50 ($6.50 Online); Child (12 & younger) FREE; Military (ID Required) $10; Student (ID Required) $7.50 Ticketed exhibitions require an additional admission charge. Free Hours: FREE THURSDAY 10 am - 9 pm

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free parking is available in four outdoor street-level lots north of the Law Building. Two are along Main Street: one at Bissonnet one at Oakdale; and two are off Montrose Boulevard: one at the Glassell Studio School and one at the Glassell Junior School. Overflow parking is available at Park Plaza parking garages at 1200 Binz and 1201 Hermann Drive. Located directly east of the Beck and Law buildings the MFAH Visitors Center at 5600 Fannin features a four-story covered parking garage. The easy-to-find parking entrance is on Binz marked by a large yellow arrow. Parking Fee is $6 all day.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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