Monday, September 14, 2020

10th Anniversary: Randi at the Castle

It was 10 years ago that I reported on an event at the Magic Castle in Hollywood with James The Amazing Randi. This was my first time meeting Randi who remains one of my magic heroes.

TEN YEAR UPDATE: Randi did make his return appearance at the Castle in 2012, which I also covered HERE. Today Randi is still with us at age 92, and, boy, has my hair gone grey!


    1. I love that photo of Randi in those handcuffs on the cover of World's Greatest Magic.

      1. Yes, me too! And there's a shot of Randi in a straitjacket on the cover of Magic Magazine in the '70s that I always loved. Houdini worthy images.

    2. I first saw Randi just a few years before you. In the mid-1950s he was working the side shows in carnivals around Toronto, billed as Prince Ibis. When I described his act to him, about 20 years ago, he admitted that it was him. So, I blamed him for my magic affliction!

    3. I met him at DragonCon a few years ago and heard him lead and participate in discussions as part of the SkepTrack programs. Had him sign my old copy of "Flim Flam," but came to know of him in the 70s as a magician, ea & debunker.