Saturday, June 25, 2011

TRAGIC MAGIC: A History of Fatal Conjuring at the Skirball Center

As part of their special programing for the Houdini: Art and Magic and Masters of Illusion exhibitions, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles presents TRAGIC MAGIC: A History of Fatal Conjuring with Joshua Jay this Thursday, June 30, at 8:00 p.m.

In TRAGIC MAGIC: A History of Fatal Conjuring, award-winning magician, author, and Magic Castle headliner Joshua Jay dramatically recounts some of the strangest deaths that have befallen magicians, assistants, and even audience members throughout magic’s rich history. At turns mysterious and hilarious, Jay’s presentation paints vivid pictures of the bullet trick (which has claimed the lives of more magicians than any other illusion), reveals the true cause of Houdini’s death, and more. Jay will even risk life and limb in a feat of “tragic magic”!

Depending on the outcome, a book signing may or may not follow the program.

Arrive early and view the Houdini: Art and Magic and Masters of Illusion exhibitions, which will remain free and open to program attendees through 8:00 p.m. A docent-led tour of Houdini: Art and Magic will be offered at 6:45 p.m.

Ticket are $12 General, $10 Members, $6 Full-Time Students. Advance tickets are available on site at the Skirball, online at, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849.

This sounds like one not to be missed!

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