Breaking Rules At The Magic Castle

Yes, that is me, sneaking a picture tonight in the BATHROOM at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Photography is forbidden inside the castle, but, well... I am a little obsessed with the bathrooms there! Each one is decorated in a different retro style: Old Hollywood, Victorian-era postcards, etc.

So, um, I lingered in the bathroom till all the other ladies finished adjusting their strapless dresses, powdering their noses and slicking on lip gloss.

The instant the door closed, I whipped out my phone and snapped a picture! Then I ran out the door, probably looking like a crazy woman who takes pictures in a bathroom guilty as sin.

After almost 11 years of fantasizing about getting in the Magic Castle, I've been there three times in 2009! Tonight I got to be the magician's assistant twice! Goodness, it was fun, and I really hope I get another chance to go, but just in case it doesn't happen, I have proof that I've been there in the, ahem, bathroom.

Why can't I just walk into the Magic Castle like I'm walking into Barnes & Noble? Well, you have to be a magician member to get into the castle, or get invited by a magician. That's probably a good thing because otherwise, I'd be sitting up in there every single night, trying to figure out how the very talented magicians do their tricks.

In the meantime, here's to hoping a lightning bolt doesn't come through the window to strike me dead for breaking the rules!


nick said…
Very cheeky of you! We don't really have any such glamorous venues in NI, unfortunately. I don't think being invited to Stormont has quite the same social cachet! Though there are quite a few blockbusting movies being filmed here now - perhaps I can sneak on to one of the sets....

Btw, there's a little town outside Belfast called Holywood (pronounced Hollywood), but there aren't many celebs to be seen!
TKTC said…
I have wanted to go to the Magic Castle since Jason drove me by it on my first trip to LA. Thrilled to have at least seen the powder room at this point as it may be awhile before I take my turn with the hats and rabbits, etc. If anyone gives you guff, you were simply doing a service to your readers!
Unknown said…
Very cool! I love Magic castle and have never understood the secrecy. Are you a member? If not , you must go there with a member right? I hope they let you back in :)
Liz Dwyer said…
Stormont is lovely though. So full of history, and probably MUCH larger than our Magic Castle! You should be an extra in the movies. It's really fun to do so. I rarely see celebs in our Hollywood, either. They're always in other neighborhoods, like walking in Santa Monica or drinking coffee at a cafe in Los Feliz!

I like looking at it like that, like I'm being of service to you all! :) I hope you get to go sometime because it's very fun.

I'm not a member, so I can't get into some cool spots like the library. If you're not a member, you need an invitation card from a member to go. I hope I get to meet more magicians, one because their tricks are VERY cool, and two because I sooo want to go to the Magic Castle again!
SeanometerE said…
Sounds like you made a simple trip to the park into an exciting adventure. Fun!
Jack Steiner said…
I have never been to the Magic Castle, but have always wanted to go.
Liz Dwyer said…
I always try to make everything an adventure because who knows when I'll have the chance again, you know! :)

You gotta figure out some way to get in there! It's really fantastic.
Juggle Jane said…
OOOOH, I just LOVE the Magic Castle! I haven't been in forever and this post just inspired me to make reservations.
Liz Dwyer said…
Juggle Jane,
Go for it! It feels like the sort of place where it's pretty impossible to have a bad time!
Anonymous said…
You look so hot in that photo! Peace and love xxx
Liz Dwyer said…
LOL! Thank you! :)

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