A Magical Evening

By Richard Mineards   |   May 6, 2021
A plethora of stars honored iconic illusionist Milt Larsen on his 90th birthday at Hollywood’s Magic Castle

It was who’s-who of magic lovers and masters of the mystifying when they gathered virtually from New York to Hawaii to celebrate the patriarch of illusion Milt Larsen’s 90th birthday.

The virtual event was followed by an intimate COVID-friendly gathering on the grounds of Hollywood’s Magic Castle, sister branch of the Montecito locale, where Milt was presented with a plaque to be placed on the lower level of the building renaming it The Milt Larsen Inner Circle.

The star-studded party was emceed by former game show host Wink Martindale, with a positive tsunami of celebrity guests including David Copperfield, Loni Anderson, Neil Patrick Harris, Stefanie Powers, Lance Burton, Michael Feinstein, Robert Hays, Leonard Maltin, Richard Sherman, Paul Reubens, Bruce Vilanch, and Anson Williams.

David Copperfield, a fellow illusionist, was one of the many stars celebrating Milt Larsen’s 90th birthday party
Actor Neil Patrick Harris joined the birthday bash remotely
Lance Burton, a magician mainstay in Las Vegas, was on hand to celebrate Milt Larsen’s 90th birthday

Milt, a longtime resident of Montecito and Santa Barbara with his wife, Arlene, has been honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, along with his late brother Bill, with whom he founded the world-famous private club for magicians in 1963.

He has produced TV specials for all three major networks and was creator and consultant for the $50 million Caesars Magic Empire at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

A helluva guy…


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