Visiting the Magic Castle

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Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Ruse » July 23rd, 2008, 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 23rd, 2008, 2:11 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » July 29th, 2008, 3:42 pm

Lot of useful info here:

http://www.magiccastle.com/

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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Green Skittle » August 7th, 2008, 6:43 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Dustin Stinett » August 7th, 2008, 12:37 pm

That is a correct assumption.

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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » August 7th, 2008, 4:21 pm

How many books in the library? Im curious.

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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Randy » August 7th, 2008, 7:58 pm

More than you could ever read in a lifetime.

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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Green Skittle » August 7th, 2008, 8:07 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Kent Gunn » August 7th, 2008, 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Jeff Eline » August 8th, 2008, 9:57 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » August 9th, 2008, 3:40 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Green Skittle » August 10th, 2008, 6:26 pm

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

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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby susanmathew » March 9th, 2009, 2:11 am

Wow thanks for the link its very useful about the magical castle....

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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby David Alexander » March 10th, 2009, 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Duane Williams » April 25th, 2009, 9:40 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Joe Pecore » April 26th, 2009, 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Doctor Xombie » June 6th, 2010, 2:43 am

I thought David Copperfield had the largest collection? Or was that effects?
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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 6th, 2010, 4:33 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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Re: Visiting the Magic Castle

Postby mrgoat » June 6th, 2010, 6:02 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

jon_staats@yahoo.com


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


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