Magic Castle 50th Anniversary Celebrations Get the Daily Mail Treatment

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By Richard Horgan Comment

Who better to write up coverage of the 50th anniversary plaque dedication and gala that took place Wednesday at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle than a correspondent who goes by the Twitter handle @MagicScribe and describes himself as “a sub-par journalist who can do a few card tricks.”

Mike Larkin certainly knows all the Mail Online tricks that have made his outlet the most trafficked newspaper website in the world and a staple of The Drudge Report. The outlet’s local brand of Web hocus pocus, tapped out assembly-line style at several westside offices, often includes a top-heavy celebrity headline and as many gigantic photos of Hollywood boldface as possible. In other words, no Tom LaBonge here.

Instead, in this photo gallery disguised as a newspaper article, it’s multiple shots of Tippi Hedren and Dee Wallace leading off, followed by snaps of Magic Castle president Neil Patrick Harris and Vegas legend Siegfried Fischbacher. Throw in a few caption puns like “looking wan-derful” and then it’s on, quickly for Larkin, to the next such Daily Mail piece.

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