Build it, and they will come.
Turn back to March 2023 for a look at RNick Trost's Subtle Card Creations Volume 9 and the 60th anniversary Magic Castle pin.
Here comes sumer. As I have announced elsewhere, and despite your lying eyes, Little Egypt Magic is on hiatus. It just seemed like time for a break, to spend a little more time playing with cards than writing about them. But we cannot control real life events, and the passing of
such a beloved individual as Milt Llarsen cannot be overlooked. As you know by now,
Milt passed away, peacefully, on May 28, not long after his 92nd birthday.Fare thee well, our old friend and lifelong hero.
Rather than publish new prose about Milt’s life and accomplishments, we are providing a link to “Milt in context,” from December 2012. I think it accurately places Milt on a rarefied list of creative geniuses. Enjoy.
THE FAB FIVE--In December 2012, as the Magic Castle was bout to turn 50, I observed that Milt Larsen was one of five “creative American geniuses who started small and bet everything they had on their dreams. They saw things we all would want, that hadn’t existed before, that made the 20th century (and now the 21st) the best times ever to live. I never tire of hearing their stories, of how they started from scratch, risking all they had personally, in pursuit of their dreams.” The other four were Harold Ross, Hugh Hefner, Steve Jobs, and Walt Disney. Nice company.
Milt in context for the full text.
Happy days in Hollywood: Milt (and Bill) get a star.
From a Genii photo tour, January 1965.
(The photos of the early Magic Castle above are from a six-page photo tour of the Castle, printed on special paper in the January 1965 issue of Genii, my candidate for the most enjoyable issue of Genii ever. This was the first multi-page photo spread that showed us what Milt was up to.)
Yesterday, when we were young.
Aloha, Milton Page Larsen.
Little Egypt Magic is the erratically updated web site
of Steve Bryant, spawned
(the site, not Steve) by a former internet magazine known as The
Little Egypt Gazette/for magicians only.
Steve Bryant is an obscure magician and writer who generates
this site from an iMac in Bloomington, Indiana. He used to frequently
journey to and perform magic in Little Egypt, the local name
for extreme southern Illinois, where the towns bear such names as
Cairo, Thebes, and Karnak.
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