Magic is something that always astonishing people and many people enjoy taking part in the viewing of a particular magic show. This article gives us the insight and an in depth look into the Magic Castle of Hollywood and what it take to get in. This include the Academy of Magical Arts as well as its private clubhouse the Magic Castle.
- L.A.’s iconic, castle-ish landmark (built by a local banker in 1909) at the foot of the Hollywood Hills has for the last 53 years been the hallowed headquarters of the AMA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the art of magic.
- Officially, this private venue is open only to registered AMA members — of which there are now more than 5,000 spread across 48 states and 47 countries, but probably not you.
- Working a compact crowd from a mini proscenium called the Parlour of Prestidigitation, a sleight-of-hand master begins his 20-minute set by predictably borrowing an audience member’s wedding ring and even more predictably losing it into thin air.
“Whatever “in” you can swing, slipping past the front foyer’s fake bookcase portal into the Magic Castle’s inner sanctum has become its own vintage Hollywood rite of passage over the past half-century.”