RIP Irene Larsen, Magic animal rights coordinator and co-founder of the renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood California. Irene Larsen, co-founder of the Academy of Magical Arts and the private clubhouse the Magic Castle, died unexpectedly on Thursday February 25th at her Los Angeles home. She was 79.
Magic Woman are unique individuals and as both Irene Larson and myself know we would like to leave this life with a unique story. Irene Larson excelled on that mission by producing lovely magic children and grandchildren and a newfound respect for the little furry and feathered performers who find themselves in countless magic acts around the world. Irene knew with a little coxing she could rid the term livestock from the magic lingo and replace it with co-performing animals. My personal respect to her for that.
Variety had a nice article about here: http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/irene-larsen-dead-dies-magic-castle-1201716486/
This is an homage written by a Granddaughter to a Grandmother who lived a uniquely glorious performers life. If my own Granddaughter someday feels the same sentiments about me someday than I too will have lived a victorious life.
The following was beautifully articulated as a Facebook Post by Granddaughter Liberty Larsen.
"I look at this picture and I just start smiling through the flood of emotions that has swept through this longest, hardest, strangest day. I am so floored by the fullness and richness of my grandmother's life. Take a look at this gorgeous, fiery, adventurous creature! I truly believe she was made for the life she led, and the world she helped create. Her spirit just wouldn't have been suited to anything less. No one I know has lived life so fully, with so many stories, so many friends from all across the world, so much pure joy. This picture captures something about her that I admire ferociously. She was fearless, SO much fun, so quick to play, so mischievous and quick-witted, so ready at any moment to drop the perfect punchline. She was so giving, so gracious, so generous of heart, so strong and so ladylike. The life force flowed through her something fierce. I cannot believe she has actually left us. It's impossible to understand. But what a true fairy tale of a life. What an endless example of everything a true lady can be. I learned this from you long before I would ever become aware of it. Thank you, Oma, for all of this and all of you. <3"