A Weekend with Tony Curtis

The Academy of Magical Arts Presents: An Evening with Tony Curtis! Billed as “Everything you wanted to know about Hollywood, but were afraid to ask,” the two-day special event starts Saturday the 17th, when Mr. Curtis will appear in the Palace of Mystery.

The internationally recognized star of classic films (such as “Some Like it Hot”, “Spartacus” and, of course, “Houdini”) will talk about his amazing, white-hot career as one of cinema’s most recognized pieces of beefcake. He will also field questions from the audience. A $10 donation is requested for the Performers Lodging Fund.

From 7:30 – 10 pm, there is a reception, art showing, and book signing with Mr. Curtis at the Inner Circle for no additional fee. This special event is open to all Magic Castle members and guests. No reservation is required.

Sunday the 18th there will be a screening of “Houdini” at the Palace of Mystery at 5:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the star. There’s no additional charge, but reservations are required.

Whether trying his hand at more serious roles (“The Boston Strangler”, “The Defiant Ones”) or appearing as his signature devil-may-care personae (“Operation Petticoat”, “The Great Race”), Tony Curtis undeniably carved out a niche for himself that is extremely difficult to duplicate – incredibly handsome and amazingly talented. One of the last true superstars of the old Hollywood, Tony Curtis live and in person is an event you should not miss.

Although the Magic Castle is a private magician’s club, the public is granted access as guests of members, either escorted or by special invitation. So, by all means, use that pass you’ve been saving for a special occasion. Take advantage of that offer made oh so long ago by a friend of a friend and experience a piece of Hollywood magic in the most magical setting in Hollywood.

The Magic Castle is located at 7001 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028. Tickets and reservations can be acquired at www.magiccastle.com/eventtickets.