The above cover and article hail from “The Magic Magazine” which ran from 1974-1977. Published by Joseph Cardwell, the magazine itself went on to publish a total of 26 issues, and even had mentalist Joseph Dunninger as a contributing editor.
This issue features a sort of meeting of the magic minds as Doug, Dunninger, and Shadow creator/Magic Writer Walter B. Gibson sat down to read, you guessed it, “The Magic Magazine.” This event took place backstage at “The Magic Show.” Coincidentally, over the last year or so two Playbills autographed by Doug to Dunninger and Gibson have turned up at auction.
It’s not hard to imagine that this happened at this very photo shoot. If those walls could talk!