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How Milt Larsen transformed a ramshackle house into the Magic Castle


Where some folks see a run-down, abandoned house, Milt Larsen sees opportunity. In our interview with Larsen at Magic Live 2017, he describes how he discovered the location that would eventually transform into the official clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts outside the window of his Hollywood office. Watch the video above for the for more insight in the creation of the Magic Castle, and look out for additional clips from our interview with Milt Larsen over the coming weeks. 

For the rest of our interview with Milt Larsen, check out the links below:

Part two: On designing the Magic Castle: “Now they call it ‘architectural antiques’, in those days they called it ‘scrap'”

Part three: On growing up in a family of magicians