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
  • Make visiting a snap! Enlarge the map to see main-campus parking options, or download the PDF

    Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located on Montrose Boulevard, is now open!

    • The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
    • Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
    • Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

    Parking Garage Locations

    • 1144 Binz Street
    • 5101 Montrose Boulevard

    Parking Fees*

    Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    MFAH Members Visitors
    0–30 minutes FREE FREE
    31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10
    4–12 hours $10 $18
    12–24 hours $35 $35
    *Parking is free for MFAH visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell.


    Both parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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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