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Magic Castle Back!


Magic Castle Main Dining Room

 

I went to the Magic Castle Sunday night with Magill and John Collins of Weird Review. Everything is looking great, and everything but the Hat and Hare and Museum was open. That will open on February 6, Burns Night.

The recovery from the Halloween fire at the Magic Castle is moving along well. As you can see by this photo, the place looks even more beautiful than before.

This photo is by my friend and house photographer, Najee Muwwakkil Williams of Hocus Pocus Focus.

Lots more still to be done, but everything looks great. Things are more open and welcoming, and much brighter.

Great job by the staff and by the BoD and BoT!

Special thanks to Neil Patrick Harris, Erika Larsen, West McDonough, Jim Bentley, and also to the maintenance staff.

I look forward to working in the Palace of Mystery Jan 30th–Feb 5th.

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Magic Castle Fire Press Conference


Houdini’s Final Seance


Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Halloween is National Magic Day

Film of Houdini’s Funeral:


Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Halloween is National Magic Day

Houdini: Can the Dead Speak to the Living?


Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Halloween is National Magic Day

Fire at the Magic Castle!


Sophie Evans

The Magic Castle will be closed tonight, Halloween, because of a fire in the attic.

The fire started at 12:35 pm this afternoon, and was put out in just over an hour. No one was hurt, and the fire is out. The Magic Castle is okay with only superficial and water damage to the attic. The Castle will be closed tonight until the damage can be assessed. It will re-0pen as soon as possible.

More information is available here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/magic-castle-fire-damage.html

Sophie Evans has been performing all this past week with her amazing fire magic act and fire-eating in the Palace of Mystery–part of our Inferno at the Magic Castle Halloween week theme, and unfortunately will not be able to perform her last shows tonight.

Sophie, of course, denies any involvement in this unfortunate affair, and she looks perfectly innocent to me…

Ghosts, Spirits and Demons 3!


Video and photos of Ghosts, Spirits and Demons. This is number three in the series.

Happy Halloween, everybody!

More Ghosts, Spirits and Demons!


Super-spooky Halloween video…Happy Halloween!

Ghosts, Spirits, Demons!


This is some very spooky stuff. Happy Halloween!

King Candy Corn


 

George Renniger of the Wunderle Candy Co. is credited with creating Candy Corn in the 1880’s, it was introduced into the mass market in 1898 by the Goelitz Confectionary Company which later created the Jelly Belly jelly beans. Nine billion kernels are sold every year.

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