Magic Castle brushes with fame
Last night my wife and I had an evening at the sumptuous Magic Castle in Hollywood, a private club for magicians. It's the last social club in LA where a strict dress code still reins. Coat and tie for men, cocktail dress or elegant attire for women. I was invited through the good graces of Irene Larson, honorary president for life of the Academy of Magical Arts. Mrs. Larson apparently didn't hate the tricks I did for her and her daughter at Musso & Frank's Restaurant last week.
In addition to meeting and talking with the legendary magicians Johnny Thompson (there would be no Criss Angel, no Lance Burton, and no Penn & Teller but for the Great Tomsini) and Eugene Burger (Chicago's top magician and nationally known teacher of magic) we sat next to spritely (fellow Canadian) actress Neve Campbell in one of the small theatres in the Castle.
The whole night was a real treat and a half.