Paul Green - The Most Influential Magician Talks About His Life In Magic! | Talk Magic Podcast With Craig Petty #110

Episode 110,  Oct 22, 12:00 PM

To his day Paul is still involved with the AMA and the Magic Castle. He is also a member of The Elders which is a group of mentalists in the Southern California area. This is an incredible interview no one should miss. Due to personal reasons, Paul will not be appearing on video for this interview. This will be audio only. You’ll understand why.

To say Paul Green has had a history in magic would be an underestimate. As a native Californian. Paul Green began his career in magic when he was just seven years old. After his father took him and his older brother to a “father/son banquet”, there was a magician performing for the group. Needless to say, he was hooked! 

After his older brother lost interest in magic once he had assembled a “shoe box” of magic, Paul stuck to it. As a result, magic became very important to him. He would go on to put on little shows in his backyard along with some of the neighbourhood kids. His first “paid” show was for his three year old cousin’s birthday. The party was held in a community park. He continued performing for other children’s parties while in school, becoming more and more comfortable with each performance. His earnings are used to fund props from the catalogs and shops.

Over the years he began performing at restaurants, eventually working his way up at one Beverly Hills eatery for over 25 years! He also had the good fortune to work for many A-list celebrities--Cary Grant, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, and Elizabeth Taylor to name a few. Alongside restraints, Paul also started performing at trade shows for companies like Monsanto and IBM. Other venues included cruise ships which visited many exotic locations.

Paul is an incredible magician, having lectured around the world for a long time. He has since been honoured with Lecturer of the Year and Close-Up Magician of the Year awards from the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous Magic Castle. Additionally, he has been a columnist for the Magic Menu and participated in the Live at the Jailhouse DVD set.