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The Red Bulletin Podcast: Inside the Magic Castle

Words: Andreas Tzortzis
Photo: Christian Wind

The dream of a family of magic obsessives back when Hollywood was mostly farmland, L.A.’s Magic Castle has become a tourist destination – but only if you can get an invite.

Situated on a hill just behind the Chateau Marmont, the Magic Castle stands out first as a lovely bit of Gothic renaissance architecture in a city flooded with fine imitation design. But behind its doors is one of the city’s truly weird, and cinematic, treasure chests—one filled with hidden rooms, parlor tricks and the occasional celebrity. Ahead of next week’s podcast interview with the magician Adam Trent, we take a look at the history of the place, which has managed to make magic a hot ticket in a town already flush with some of the finest nightlife offerings in the world. 

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