Posts Tagged 'Magic Castle'

Three Magic Books Presented to Magic Castle Library

In January I had the privilege to present three of my hard cover  comedy and magic books to the Magic Castle Library. The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood has a huge Library with almost every magic book in print. The curator Bill Goodwin expressed an interest in adding my books to the library.  I was honored. This is one of  the premier collections of magic books in the world.IMG_0226

I spent several hours with my friends, pouring over just a few of the thousands of books on the art of magic. It was interesting to look at a book by Edwin of Supreme Magic alongside magician John Kimmons. John worked at Supreme Magic for years and actually took some of the photos in that book. John  is also a delightful ventriloquist who is very popular in England and across Europe and the U.S. John and I were both lecturers at a small magician’s Convention in Hollywood in January.  He is very funny and has a great mind for making the magic and comedy work.

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Magic Castle in Hollywood

The Magic Castle is a mecca for Magicians and fans of the art.  It is a private club and you can get in to have dinner and see magic shows if you know a magician.

 

The mansion was a private home for many years. It was built over 110 years ago. In 1963 it became the Magic Castle and has 21 performing areas where you can see incredible magic.

One of the unusual features is a piano that is played by a ghost. She will play requests and is never stumped.

Several of my friends have performed here including Geoff Williams, Thom Peterson, David Kaye, Ken Scott, and Suzanne the Magician.

 

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