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Hello, everyone.

This just popped onto my news feed:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8359147/New-documentary-reveals-untold-secrets-Hollywoods-infamous-Magic-Castle-private-club-magicians.html

Thought it might be of interest (not the Daily Mail, the article 😀).

Hope you're all well.

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Hello, everyone.

This just popped onto my news feed:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8359147/New-documentary-reveals-untold-secrets-Hollywoods-infamous-Magic-Castle-private-club-magicians.html

Thought it might be of interest (not the Daily Mail, the article 😀).

Hope you're all well.

Andrew


I have to leave my office for a bit but will look at it later.  Thanks for sharing!
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You're welcome, Ray. There are some great photos there too.

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It is of interest indeed. Thank you, Andrew.
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Thank you it is quite interesting
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One day...some day... when I make my first venture overseas, that’s a place I’d love to experience. What history!
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I've read numerous stories about The Magic Castle, but none that interesting.  
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One day...some day... when I make my first venture overseas, that’s a place I’d love to experience. What history!


I'd love to visit it too, John. It's on my bucket list.

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I've read numerous stories about The Magic Castle, but none that interesting.  


It's quite an indepth article, isn't it. Will be interesting to see the documentary.

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It's quite an indepth article, isn't it. Will be interesting to see the documentary.

Andrew


Yeah, I am looking forward to it.  As a kid, there was the television show 'The Magician' with actor Bill Bixby, the guy that later on was 'The Hulk'.  It was a great program and I couldn't wait for it to come on each week.  They did a lot of interior shots in the castle and showed some magicians performing.  

There was a rumor it might be released on DVD, but I haven't seen it.  If anyone knows, please let me know.  The show is where I first learned about 'Cards By Martin', which was probably the premier source for gaffed cards back then.  Bill's character purchased steel-shimmed throwing cards wrapped in white tissue paper.  He used them as weapons, eat your heart out Ricky Jay!  

As often happens with restaurants, The Magic Castle has had its share of misery, but it is still alive!
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I thought it was an OK article, sort of summarizing the documentary film. I am looking forward to actually watching the film!

The Castle is a wonderful place. It is now professionally managed, has an excellent chef and hopefully will be around much, much longer! I have never seen the Hollywood celebrities, but I have rubbed shoulders with lots of magician celebrities there. During these times of isolation, The Castle / Academy of Magical arts have done livestream videos from the likes of Jonathan Levit, Max Maven, John Carney, Mike Cavaney and others exploring the history of the Castle, its many performers and more. 

John Lovick did a nice walk-through of the Castle video’d for Kosmo’s “Reel Magic” a year or so ago. 


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I've read numerous stories about The Magic Castle, but none that interesting.  


There are the "Stories"...


And then the Real Stories...

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