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


  • 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.
  • Museum Admission

    ALL ACCESS tickets provide entry to Special Exhibitions and the MFAH Permanent Collections. Purchase online or drop by any admissions desk.
    • MFAH Member  FREE
    • ALL ACCESS (Adult 19+)  $24
    • ALL ACCESS (Senior 65+ with ID)  $20
    • ALL ACCESS (Youth 13–18)  $20
    • ALL ACCESS (Child 12 & Under)  FREE
    • *Thursday MFAH Permanent Collections (All Ages)  FREE
    • *Thursday ALL ACCESS (13 & Up)  $10
    On Thursday, admission to the MFAH Permanent Collections is free for all individuals, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc. Special Exhibitions require a separate, discounted ALL ACCESS ticket.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking

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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