We’ve seen some magic tricks in our day, but, magician Alexx Alexxander is staking his skills on being able to make the iconic Hollywood Sign disappear.
As magician Alexx Alexxander prepares for his first appearance at the world-famous Magic Castle, he is also creating one of his most amazing illusions which shines a light on the emptiness in the Hollywood creative community due to the recent strikes.
As the show business community continues to be turned upside down by the recent SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, one of the world’s finest illusionists is making bold plans to show his support – in a very magical way – with all those artists who remain on strike. Coming to Los Angeles for a seven-night appearance at the legendary Magic Castle in August, famed Norwegian illusionist Alexx Alexxander (and Norway’s Got Talent Finalist) is headed to Hollywood and is preparing for the biggest illusion of the year. With his team, Alexx Alexxander is laying plans to make the iconic Hollywood sign vanish from the Los Angeles skyline in support of the SAG-AFTRA and the WGA strike that also includes this trick of his being featured in an upcoming TV special.
“I’m an artist and I feel a natural bond with other creative people,” said Alexxander during a break from a recent rehearsal for his upcoming LA appearance. “No matter where you are in the world, we all love the films and TV shows that come from Hollywood. As an illusionist, I wanted to use my art; to show support and puts a spotlight on what happens when creativity is not honored. It leaves a giant artistic void in the very fabric of our lives – just like the emptiness we would experience when the symbolic Hollywood sign was no longer there overlooking our creative city.”
Alexxander, who has made buildings, gas stations, and even a lake suddenly vanish, hopes that his latest illusion is one with a deeper purpose that will help people to understand the current strikes don’t just affect those in the entertainment industry, but also those who every day are uplifted by creative minds that look at the world in a different way.
Of the upcoming illusion, Alexx Alexxander was happy to share;
“When we originally conceived of this illusion, to make the Hollywood sign disappear in support of all of those on strike in Hollywood, we knew it would create a buzz, but we had no idea how much of a buzz! I’ve been talking to media worldwide about how I’m going to make it happen and when. I’m excited because this will be my biggest illusion and my most complicated one. We’re now in the middle stages of the planning and we should be ready by early next year. What I’m most thrilled with is that during my time at the Magic Castle, I’ve been able to conceive of something that will make for an amazing TV Special. I can say this, making the Hollywood sign vanish will not be easy – but if it was, it wouldn’t be magic!”