Magic Shows, Hollywood Fringe Style
If you aren’t a member of the Magic Castle but love magic, you’re in luck. The Hollywood Fringe Festival starts on June 14th and has several magic offerings for you: [[MORE]] BIJAN THE MAGIJAN: AN EXOTIC EVENING OF MAGIC & MYSTERY This is a magical experience truly fit for the Shah. Cultures will collide when Bijan Estefroghian brings it straight from Shiraz, Iran. Like the fine wines...
WHEN I GO TO THE MAGIC CASTLE
wheninla: and I’m picked to assist the magician in his trick…
A Chat with Suzanne
Suzanne is one of the foremost close-up magicians in the world who just so happens to be female. In 2011, she became the first female magician to win the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts’ Close-Up Magician of the Year Award. She was one of our many amazing performers last week during “Women of Magic” week at the Magic Castle and we sat down to ask her a few questions about...
The World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle Proudly...
Where would we be without Geri Larsen (and William W. Larsen, Sr.)? We’d be nowhere! We’d have no founders, no Genii Magazine and no Magic Castle. From May 7th until May 13th, as a tribute to Geri and all women in magic, producer Dale Hindman along with Geri’s son and Magic Castle co-founder Milt Larsen have put together the first ever female magic week at the Magic Castle in Hollywood,...
Geri Larsen: The Magic Lady
by Joan Lawton, Secretary, Board of Trustees (Source: Academy of Magical Arts Newsletter, May 2012) Magic has always been a way to delight and bring people together. The art sure did its job in the 1920s when Occidental College coed Geraldine Conrad was watching her very first magic performance. The dashing magician, William W. Larsen, Sr, asked her to take the linking rings apart and,...
44th Annual Awards Show of the Academy of Magical...
44th Annual Awards Show of the Academy of Magical Arts: Lecturer of the Year: Howard Hamburg Parlour Magician of the Year: Helder Guimaraes Stage Magician of the Year: Rob Zabrecky Close-Up Magician of the Year: Derek DelGaudio Junior Achievement Awards: Tricky Devil, Sean Trinh and Krystyn Lambert Awards of Merit (listed in the order presented): Ira Goldstein - For his continued...
Academy of Magical Arts 2012-2013 Board of...
From our Election Committee, and the firm of Agnew Brusavich: Board of Trustee Election Results: * Max Maven (440 votes) * Jon Armstrong (390 votes) * David Regal (379 votes) * Joan Lawton (373 votes) * Mark Wilson (368 votes) * John Lovick (291 votes) * Rob Zabrecky (266 votes) Greg Wilson (237 votes) Shoot Ogawa (219 votes) Jonathan Pendragon (200 votes) Dennis Forel (155...
Nominees for 2011 AMA Showroom Magicians of the...
ONLINE FINAL BALLOT VOTING FOR AMA SHOWROOM MAGICIANS OF THE YEAR AND LECTURER OF THE YEAR TO BEGIN FEBRUARY 14 The 2011 AMA Showroom/Lecturer of the Year final candidates have been announced and Final Ballot voting will start at 7:00 AM Tuesday, February 14, 2012. All final ballot votes must be received by 12:00 midnight PST, Sunday, March 20, 2012. REMEMBER: You must be a Magician or...
UPDATE: The Magic Castle (partially) Reopens...
After months of improvised schedules, relocated dining, relocated performances and even some “dark” nights, the Magic Castle will finally re-open its Main Bar and dining room floors on Friday, January 13th, starting with our Friday (Member’s) Lunch. And, we’re once again accepting reservations for members and guests, for seven nights every week! (If you’re a guest, please note that we’ve reset...
UPDATE: Magic Castle Restoration
As you may already know, the Magic Castle suffered a small fire on October 31st, and is currently recovering from the resultant fire and water damage. We, the Board of Directors, are very pleased with the progress made so far in restoring the Castle, and extremely thankful to everyone who’s working so hard to get our beloved clubhouse “back on her feet” once again. We fully intend to keep the...
Magic Castle Lunch Menu - 11/11/11
Many of our members know that every Friday Lunch, co-founder Milt Larsen writes a lunch menu and has been doing so over the past 40 years. Unfortunately, we won’t be open for lunch, but since old habits are hard to break, Milt will be continuing his weekly lunch menu to be posted here and on our website. Enjoy! Good afternoon and welcome to the Magic Castle. On this date in magical...
UPDATE: Magic Castle OPEN to Members AND Guests!
“The Devil did not get the building…!” – Councilman Tom LaBonge (speaking 10/31/2011) “But, since you’re a member, the building is yours; c’mon in!” – Irma (speaking just now…) This week at the Magic Castle: - Sunday and Monday Nights: Whit Haydn’s “School for Scoundrels” returns to our Classroom; keep your eyes on your valuables! - Monday Night: Our weekly NFL football party returns from a...
The Magic Castle "Soft Open" for Members TONIGHT...
The Academy of Magical Arts is delighted to announce that the Magic Castle will re-open (some of) its doors Friday night, November 4th. This “soft opening” will feature our Parlour showroom, special (unticketed, first-come-first-served) shows in the Palace of Mystery, and closeup magic in the Peller Theatre. The Castle will be open on a “member +1” basis; only members...
UPDATE: Magic Castle "Soft Opening"
Pending approval by several City of Los Angeles authorities, the Academy of Magical Arts is planning to re-open the Magic Castle this coming weekend. Once these approvals are given, the first night of this “soft opening” will be announced. The current plan is to open the Castle under some special conditions: - The historic Lane Mansion portion of the Castle will be closed; only...
A Message from Milt Larsen
Rumors are flying. “Fire at the Castle!” —- Don’t panic. Here’s the story: Arlene and I elected to celebrate Halloween at the Castle Friday and Saturday nights and fun nights they were. The Castle was bathed in red spotlights, the late Joe Hoffman’s decor was everywhere and the theme was “Inferno at the Castle” and all week was an amazing weeklong party at the club. The big culmination...