MILT LARSEN / co-founder of The Magic Castle (, recently released a new book, entitled “My Magical Journey: The First 30,000 Day” (ISBN: HB: 978-1-939178-00-8 SB: 978-1¬939178-01-5), in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Iconic Hollywood landmarkThe Magic Castle. Mr. Larsen is a true renaissance man whose career encompasses writing, producing and performing.  While still in High School he worked as a record archivist for Eddie Cantor and veteran stars such as Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Buddy Ebsen and Steve Allen often called upon Larsen for his consultation on songs and variety acts.  His accomplishments have earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In November of 2009 the historic structure once known as the Lane Mansion celebrated its centennial. On Jan 2nd, 1963 that same structure became, what is now known as, the world famous Magic Castle.  In January, 2013, fans and fanatics of the mystical and mysterious world of illusion gathered to celebrate its anniversary. The Magic Castle has grown over the years from its original design to include 13 performance spaces including close-up magic, the Parlor of Prestidigitation and, of course, The Palace of Mystery.  Practically every great magician of the modern era has appeared within its walls, as well as a few noted amature illusionists including Cary Grant, Johnny Carson, Jason Alexander, Dom Deluise, Tony Curtis, and Neil Patrick Harris, to name a few. The Magic Castle is not only the showplace for some of the greatest magicians from around the globe, it also houses one of the largest original collections of Houdini's great tools of the trade including his personal handcuffs, straight jacket, metamorphosis trunk and famous milk can escape in the Houdini Séance Room.  Houdini himself used these props to mystify thousands. The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. is a non-profit social order of nearly 6000 members worldwide devoted to the advancement of the art of magic.  One of their primary focuses is to promote a positive image of magic and magicians.  The organization promotes the art of magic, encourages fellowship and maintains the highest ethical standards for the art. Their "clubhouse," the Magic Castle, is one of the most unique private clubs in the world.  It is a Victorian style mansion turned theatre where members and their guests enjoy world-class magic and magicians share their trade secrets with each other. Mr Larsen's Full Bio is available below.

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