Magic Castle members and magicians getting ready to enjoy a special advance screening of the Incredible Burt Wonderstone!
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:
and I’m picked to assist the magician in his trick…
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 that very subject.
How has “Women of Magic Week” been at the Castle? Is there a different “vibe” to the week from other weeks you’ve performed here?
I have totally enjoyed this week!! I love working the Castle anyway but this week, being the “Women of Magic Week” has been even more special. To have the energy of all the women performers… Wow! I love that women are recognized in the field of magic.
Liberty Larsen and Peterkin with the portrait of Geri Larsen and Peterkin. Liberty is wearing her great-grandmother’s original dress.
The dress is on loan from the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Museum whose original home in Los Angeles was damaged by a fire in 2004. Since then, the collection has been stored as they look to find a new home in Los Angeles.
Consider visiting their web page and donating so remarkable items, like this gown, can be displayed once again to the public: www.samhalloffame.com
Program for Women in Magic week at the Magic Castle
For “Women of Magic” week at the Magic Castle, Geri Larsen’s great-granddaughter, Liberty Larsen has convinced Geri’s old friend and co-star Peterkin to come out of retirement for the first time in 50 years!
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, California. Every single showroom will be comprised solely of the finest female magicians.
Included among those who have successfully conquered the male dominated industry of illusion are Luna Shimada (daughter of longtime magic legend Shimada), Suzanne (first female recipient of the Close Up Magician of the Year award), and 9 other female magicians.