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Hollywood Museum to open ‘Harry Potter’ exhibition Wednesday

The Hollywood Museum is opening a "Harry Potter" exhibit on Wednesday, which includes items used by stars Daniel Radcliffe and Maggie Smith.
(Jaap Buitendijk)

The Hollywood Museum at the vintage Max Factor Building is opening a new permanent “Harry Potter” exhibition on Wednesday.

The collection features items from Harry Potter historian Christopher Knoll, a longtime member of the Academy of Magical Arts and president of Ovation Productions, including Harry’s broom from 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

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Wands used in the movie franchise also will be on display, including a black wand box signed by Maggie Smith, Harry’s black-handled instruction wand and Dumbledore’s purple-handled wand.

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Other items in the collection include Harry’s robe and other costumes, the young wizard’s quill and ink bottle, signed blueprints of rooms in Hogwarts, photos, posters and even a pair of star Daniel Radcliffe’s tennis shoes.

“We salute the thrilling Harry Potter movies as part of Hollywood’s legendary history,” museum founder and president Donelle Dadigan said in a statement. “We are excited to present these famous items for fans to experience up close and personal.”

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