“Abracadabra” Sept. 1974-Doug and the Larsens

The pictures below hail from the September 21st, 1974 issue of “Abracadabra.” Profiling that year’s S.A.M Boston Convention, the event was seemingly a who’s who of magic at that time. 

Most notable is the picture of Doug with Bill and Irene Larsen, co-founders of the “Magic Castle.” In fact, it was Bill Larsen who began to hire a young Doug to perform at the Castle while he was still a student in Canada. 

By 1974 Doug was performing in “The Magic Show,” and times had certainly changed!

Special Thanks to Andrew Van Buren www.vanburen.org.uk

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