Visiting the Magic Castle

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Postby Ruse » 07/23/08 11:57 AM

I will be in Los Angeles during August 4-11, and I would like to visit the Magic Castle. Can anyone help me get a Guest Pass?


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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/23/08 02:11 PM

If you are a member of the IBM, SAM, or Magic Circle, you can just call and make reservations. You'll need to present your membership card for that organization at the door.
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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 07/29/08 03:42 PM

Lot of useful info here:

http://www.magiccastle.com/
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Postby Green Skittle » 08/07/08 06:43 AM

This is probably a silly question but I assume only members have access to the library, and not (magician) visitors?
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 08/07/08 12:37 PM

That is a correct assumption.

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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 08/07/08 04:21 PM

How many books in the library? Im curious.
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Postby Randy » 08/07/08 07:58 PM

More than you could ever read in a lifetime.
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Postby Green Skittle » 08/07/08 08:07 PM

A little off-topic (although I think the question in the original post has been answered), but does anyone know who has the largest magic library? I bet that is a sight to see.
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Postby Kent Gunn » 08/07/08 11:08 PM

Byron Walker has the largest private collection of magic books I've ever seen. It is a collection beyond comprehension. Tens of thousands of magic books.
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Postby Jeff Eline » 08/08/08 09:57 AM

Ken Klosterman's library is huge!! And getting to it is half the fun! Marc DeSouza library is also mammoth.
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Postby Mats Kjellstrom » 08/09/08 03:40 PM

Kent Gunn wrote:Byron Walker has the largest private collection of magic books I've ever seen. It is a collection beyond comprehension. Tens of thousands of magic books.


I did a search and found Byrons web.

http://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com/
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Postby Green Skittle » 08/10/08 06:26 PM

I heard Byron Walkers is the place to go for the more "hard-to-find" stuff.
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Postby susanmathew » 03/09/09 02:11 AM

Wow thanks for the link its very useful about the magical castle....
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Postby David Alexander » 03/10/09 11:17 PM

Green Skittle wrote:I heard Byron Walkers is the place to go for the more "hard-to-find" stuff.


While it may look like a house from the outside, Byron lives in a three-bedroom book depository. It is an amazing experience to visit.
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Postby Duane Williams » 04/25/09 09:40 PM

The American Museum of Magic has over 15,000 books related to conjuring located in the Museum library, as well as thousands of magic periodicals.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 04/26/09 10:31 AM

The Conjuring Arts Research Center ( http://www.conjuringarts.org/library/overview.html ) in midtown Manhattan consists of over 12,000 volumes and growing.
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Postby Doctor Xombie » 06/06/10 02:43 AM

I thought David Copperfield had the largest collection? Or was that effects?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/06/10 04:33 AM

The question pertains to books, not apparatus, letters, or any other type of magical prop or piece of ephemera. Copperfield has a very large library in his museum, but it's generally acknowledged that Byron Walker has the largest magic library.
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Postby mrgoat » 06/06/10 06:02 AM

Ruse wrote:I will be in Los Angeles during August 4-11, and I would like to visit the Magic Castle. Can anyone help me get a Guest Pass?


Much Appreciated,

Jon Staats

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If you still need a pass email me and I will send you one. damian AT damianjennings dot com.
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