Not that everyone visiting Hollywood needs to check in with us.
Inside Magic has never been like some sort of police department where magicians and variety artists need to register before taking up residence (however temporary) here in Hollywood.
Gosh knows we are busy enough listening all night to the various police scanners and searching the ‘net for the latest in magic news.
Still, it would have been nice if we had known.
We would have gone by the Avalon Theater and waived knowingly – even if they would let us in. Then we would have run back to our spacious studio apartment next to the dog food bakery to listen to the police scanner to hear if anyone noticed.
Nonetheless, Murray did receive the Career Achievement in the Magic Arts award right here in Hollywood. His lovely wife, Chloe Crawford, joined him at the LA Music Awards and Hollywood FAME Awards.
But as if that was not enough, he was also named the Best Comedy Variety Act for 2014 by LA Comedy Awards for his show at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. SawChuck was gracious in victory, telling reporters “This has been a fun week! I announced my new hotel I’ll be moving my show to and received two new awards to add to my wall, not a bad week for a guy that does magic tricks for a living!”
Mr. SawChuck’s show MURRAY Celebrity Magician is moving from The Tropicana (or “Trop” in Sinatra-lingo) to The Sin City Comedy Theater at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. His is a wonderful, high-energy show with Ms. Crawford and sleight-of-hand artist Douglas “Lefty” Leferovich that makes you proud to be a magician. He will open at his new digs on December 10, 2014.
Congratulations to a hard-working performer with mad skills.
Read more about Mr. SawChuck’s work and life on his website here.