Hans Klok: THE BEAUTY OF MAGIC with Pamela Anderson
In 2007 the Beauty of Magic, was the new Las Vegas magic show to see when visiting the town. With the international television and film star Pamela Anderson joining illusionist Hans Klok, the world’s fastest magician, in the Beauty of Magic, the new show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theater for the Performing Arts was simply eye popping fabulous. I was able to catch the show while I was in Las Vegas at a convention for IT developers/managers that covered a huge number of relevant topics. I especially enjoyed the completely non-traditional presentation by Bob Sakayama of TNG Earthling focused on the ethics of search. Bob is a well known SEO who has been hugely successful for a wide range of clients. His presentation demonstrated how thoroughly Google has not only monopolized the search results, but also the mindset of online business to the extent that people actually believe that to do anything counter to Google's guidelines is somehow unethical. Philosophy can be so empowering when addressing topics of ethical business behavior. Bob accurately predicted that the glow of Google would fade when the commercial interests behind the technology becomes more apparent. We're there already in my mind. Our second evening in Las Vegas we attended the Beauty of Magic show. As one would expect from Las Vegas shows it was pretty spectacular. This website was originally created to promote thew show. The content below is from the site's archived pages.
The stage spectacular combines the illusion of Klok, fresh off his sold out European tour with the brand new illusions created just for Las Vegas with the electrifying Anderson in a completely new production.
"I love magic! I love doing things out of the ordinary and of course I'm always up for an adventure, as this will definitely be one" said Anderson, the former "Baywatch" star. "I knew that one day my dream of being a Vegas showgirl would come true — even better a magician's assistant. It's every girl's fantasy. I'm thrilled!"
"Pamela Anderson is the kind of international superstar that transcends entertainment," said Klok. "Audiences are going to be amazed when they see what she can do in our show."
After performing his first magic trick at the age of ten, Hans Klok went on to win a number of magician championships as a young man, including the European Youth Magician Champion Trophy, the Tommy Cooper Trophy and first prize at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands. He soon began to appear on television specials in both Europe and the United States, including "The World's Greatest Magic" on NBC and "The Masters of Magic" on ABC. Now hailed as the fastest magician in the world and "The Dutch Copperfield," Klok's live stage shows have been selling out large arenas throughout Europe and Asia for the past decade.
The Beauty of Magic is produced by Stage Entertainment in conjunction with Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Pamela Anderson, one of the most recognized faces in the world, can now add magician’s assistant to her extensive resume. The international television and film actress, Playboy Playmate, producer, spokesperson, model, author, and “Supermom” of two will join “the fastest magician in the world,” Hans Klok, onstage at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in the new show HANS KLOK: THE BEAUTY OF MAGIC. "I love magic! I love doing things out of the ordinary and of course I'm always up for an adventure, as this will definitely be one,” said Anderson. “I knew that one day my dream of being a Vegas showgirl would come true -- even better a magician's assistant. It's every girl's fantasy. I'm thrilled!”
The stage spectacular will combine the illusions of Klok, fresh off his sold-out European tour with brand new illusions created just for Las Vegas, with the explosive Anderson in a completely new and unique production, featuring 14 dancers and over 40 illusions. Anderson was discovered at a Canadian Football League game when her image was shown on the stadium’s big screen. The crowd erupted in applause when the twenty-one year old blonde displayed her Labett’s Brewing shirt. Labett’s executives immediately saw her beauty and offered her a modeling contract. In 1989 Anderson graced the cover of Playboy and has since been on the cover more than any other person, a record eleven times. She soon propelled herself to international superstardom with roles on “Baywatch” and as Tim Allen’s Tool Time Girl on “Home Improvement.” In 1998 Pamela teamed up with JF Lawton to produce “VIP”, a tongue-in-cheek comedy in which she also starred. Pamela has, for the last ten years, been the most downloaded woman on the internet. She is a dedicated mother who has raised her children on her own. As an animal rights advocate, her tireless work for PETA earned her the Linda McCartney Award in 1999 and in 2006, Anderson was given a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame for her years as a model and actress. “Pamela Anderson is the kind of international superstar that transcends entertainment,” said Klok. “She is absolutely gorgeous and audiences are going to be amazed when they see what she can do in our show.”
HANS KLOK is one of the entertainment world's leading stage magicians, known as “the fastest magician in the world” and referred to as “The Dutch Copperfield.” His new show HANS KLOK: THE BEAUTY OF MAGIC at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is bringing his incredible talents to Las Vegas.This stage spectacular combines the illusions of Klok, fresh off his sold-out European tour, with the explosive Pamela Anderson in a completely new and unique production. This one-of-a-kind show features 40 illusions, including brand new illusions created just for Las Vegas, as well as 14 sensational dancers. Born in a small town in Holland, Hans first became fascinated with magic when his grandfather gave him a simple box of magic tricks for his tenth birthday. With the help of his father, Hans began devising new illusions and won a number of magician championships as a young man, including the European Youth Magician Champion Trophy, the Tommy Cooper Trophy and first prize at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands. Hans was soon recognized for his legendary speed, which has since become his trademark. In 1996 he performed on NBC’s spectacular “The World's Greatest Magic,” broadcast live from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, where he performed for a national audience of 60 million. In 2003, Hans become an official ambassador for UNICEF touring his “History of Magic” show over 60 cities throughout Europe and Dubai. The following year he became the very first international artist to tour China performing at 64 venues in eight weeks. Hans joined Stage Entertainment in 2005, one of the world’s largest and most successful live entertainment companies. The Magic division of Stage Entertainment was founded especially to accommodate him. In 2006, Hans reached his largest audience. The international football body, FIFA, recognized Hans’ talent and asked him to perform for the FIFA World Football Championship in Germany. More than 500 million people in 152 countries saw Hans make the World Trophy appear.