|Dinner at Yamashiros|
|No pictures allowed INSIDE the Magic Castle|
The neat thing about this huge-castle mansion was that it housed many theatres, each of them able to feature some of those different styles. We saw all types of shows, after enjoying Japanese food at Yamashiro’s in the Hollywood Hills.
At the Magic Castle, we sat front row watching Johnny Ace Palmer in the Close-up Gallery. Unbelievable! We visited our host, Mark Collier, at the W. C. Fields Bar and we were able to squeeze in a show in the Palace of Mystery and a visit to the Owl bar. I realized that THIS is what people used do for entertainment before movies, radio and television. Think Vaudeville, because the entire night had an unedited-good-old-fashion-fun feel.
This private club has the atmosphere of an early 1900’s Victorian parlor and library. The decorum still insists that gentlemen visitors wear coat and tie and old paintings hang on the wall like the Haunted House at Disneyland. It was a step back in time.
|My Awesomesouvenir and Mark with his ginormous trophy|