We reported on the Magic Castle’s 55th anniversary last week, where many of the world’s best magicians gathered to honor the exclusive club and celebrate its future. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti even stopped by to give a speech to name January 2 “Magic Castle Day”, in honor of the venue’s dedication to making a place “where the impossible is made possible, where miracles happen and dreams come alive.”
Now, thanks to local weekly lifestyle show LA This Week, we’ve been given a video glimpse into the festivities, complete with interviews with Magic Castle co-founder Milt Larsen and clips form a few of the speeches given at the event. You can watch the full two-minute video in the Tweet embedded below.
A magical milestone for LA’s illusionists as a special destination celebrates more than five decades of entertainment!
Gil Reyes reports
Cameraman: Boris Gortinski @MagicCastle_AMA @MayorOfLA pic.twitter.com/6enO7KKW6z
— LA This Week (@LATW35) January 10, 2018
To find out more about the Magic Castle and how Larsen transformed it from an abandoned mansion into an illusionist enclave, check out our series of interviews with the co-founder from MagicLive 2017.
Happy belated birthday to Canada’s Magic! The blog celebrated its seventh year over the weekend while we neighbors to the south were busy scarfing up pumpkin pie. It’s a great resource for information about the performances and performers all around Canada. And for the non-Canucks, the website’s “Thirty seconds with” interview series often yield wonderful insights and stories.