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Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum

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Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum was once located in Hollywood, California from 1971 until 2004.

A Magic Hall of Fame was proposed in 1963 during the National President term of Edward Schneider. He officially called for a place where collections, records and documents could be maintained and exhibited.

In 1966 National President John Zweers had added the Hall of Fame as a permanent standing committee to the S.A.M. Constitution. Now established, a search began for its permanent home.

On October 25, 1971, the SAM opened their Hall of Fame and Magic Museum in Hollywood, California. It featured photographs and hand-drawn portraits of the magicians elected into the Hall of Fame by the National Council upon the recommendations of the National Historians Committee. Magicians elected to the Hall date from Dedi of Ancient Egypt to contemporary stars of magic.

In December 2004, a transformer fire sent toxic fumes into the Washington Mutual Bank Building that housed the Hall of Fame Museum. Local Government officials ordered the building closed until the toxic contaminants could be remediated following EPA procedures. The museum remained sealed and the contents inaccessible for years. Access to artifacts became available in 2010 and the search for a new home for the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame is currently underway.[1]

Magicians elected to the SAM Hall of Fame


References

  1. http://www.samhalloffame.com