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


  • Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
    • Tuesday | Closed.
    • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
  • General Admissions

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $19
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $16
    • Military (with ID) Free
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $12
    • Youth (13–18) $12
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    *The Museum provides free admission to active members of the U.S. military and reserves with valid ID, as well as to military families with dependent cards. Available in person at any admissions desk.  General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.     Health & Safety Protocols: Before you arrive - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a private institution devoted to public service. We require health & safety protocols, which apply to the main campus, Rienzi, and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Please visit https://www.mfah.org/visit/tips-for-visiting to review our campus protocols.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Three Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
      Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: 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.

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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