Then as I prepared for my out of town trip to California at the end of month I got a phone call from a production company in Hollywood who needed an expert in “mirror mythology” for a major motion picture. The film is called MIRRORS and is a thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland and directed by the wonderful Alexandre Aja. The movie is due out August 15th. Look for my video interview online soon and on the bonus feature section of the DVD when it is released. The shoot went well and the movie sounds to be very good. I was glad to be a small part of it.
Once in California I hooked up with my good friends Brian Gillis and Sisuepahn. Brian and Sue are amazing and I stayed at their fabulous Redondo Beach Castle. It was a pleasure to see them work their magic at the Trump National Golf Club.
This was my fourth time working the Castle, but my first time to lecture there. The turn-out was good and the feedback was great. See some footage from one show that week below.
While in California I toured Universal’s CityWalk and Universal Studios for a couple of days, walked up and down Hollywood Blvd. once again, and hung out with some friends/clients who flew out from Texas to see me. They were treated to the wonderful restaurant inside the Magic Castle, the spectacular shows, and on the 4th of July we had dinner atop the hill above the Castle at the famous Yamashiro’s Restaurant. The food was great and the view was just as good. We counted over 10 fireworks shows from our vantage point on the hill overlooking all of Hollywood.
Plus, I got to hang out with my best friend in magic Jeff Davis. When I was a teen-ager Jeff was the magician everyone was talking about. Jeff was one of the first to send gigs my way and I’m glad we’ve kept in touch all these years. It was great to visit with him, his wife Susan and their adorable daughter Molly.
While working the Castle this time I was excited to perform some new routines in the Parlour. The feedback was great and the experience was wonderful. I got to hang out with some of the biggest names in magic like The Pendragons, Sylvester the Jester, Goldfinger & Dove, Max Maven, Amos Levkovitch, etc.
To the left is a picture of (from left to right): John Carney, Tina Lenert, Myself, Mike Caveney, David Williamson and (below) David’s funny and talented friend Dan Satchoff.