Today’s item comes from Joe Long’s collection, and is the original jumbo half that Doug produced at the end of “World of Magic” 75’s “Fickle Nickel” illusion.
The opening of Doug’s first special could have opened in any number of ways. But, rather than opting for a giant spectacle Doug chose the quiet subtlety of the “Fickle Nickel” illusion to introduce himself to the 50 million people tuning in that evening.
Unfortunately, the “Fickle Nickel” as performed by Doug is not currently available on You Tube or other online avenues. But, for many of you out there, I’m pretty sure the illusion is seared into your collective consciousness. But, nonetheless here’s some pictures to jog your memory if you need a refresher.