Saturday Night Photos with Doug!

Do you like Saturday nights? I do too. So much so, I wanted to post a couple rarely seen photos of Doug having a good time. The first  is obviously staged, and the other during a performance. So, wherever you are, enjoy your Saturday. Let’s not sweat the small stuff. It’s not worth it!

1983 Merlin Fan Letter

The above fan letter was sent to me recently by Steve Schlanger who had no idea of its origins. But, as you can clearly see, Harriet Weston of 19 Willits Road throughly enjoyed her time at Merlin. So much so, that she put pen to paper to tell Doug about it.  This letter is a…

Magic Collectibles: Performance Costume for Sale

It’s time to get out those checkbooks once again folks as another Doug costume is up for sale. $3200 will get you this beauty that even comes along with an interesting backstory to boot.  If memory serves me right, this classic was worn by Doug on a morning talk show that Doug hosted with Debby…

Happy Birthday David Copperfield!

Happy Birthday to the one and only David Copperfield! As one of the greatest magicians of all time, you don’t need me to tell you how important to magic history David Copperfield is. I wanted to choose a clip today from one of his specials that had an impact on me as a child. One…

Ricky Jay Collection: Sotheby’s October Auction

For all those collectors out there, Ricky Jay’s vast magic collection will be up for auction next month via Sotheby’s. It goes without saying that Jay had one of the most preeminent collections of all time, and this event will be one not to miss. Also, as Jay was good friends with Doug, it’s hard…

Doug and David Copperfield AMA Awards Unseen Photo

This rare, undated photo above comes from an issue of Genii profiling that year’s AMA awards.  It’s only one of two photos that I’ve seen featuring Doug and David Copperfield. While other photos of the two greats together probably exist, these two really represent a moment in time for magic history. Two of magic’s greats…

Jamie Allan’s “Illusionarium” in Toronto

For all those readers in Toronto, there is an immersive experience running through October 31st that I only recently found out about. The summary for the event, as listed on the website, reads: “Explore a labyrinth of mysterious rooms transporting you to different eras of illusion. Take an immersive journey through the evolution of magic…

Doug on Dai Vernon-1976 World of Wizards Special

The above clip comes from a 1976 James Randi special called “World of Wizards.” I had posted the full special some years ago, but the original channel that hosted it, “Sleight of Direction,” disappeared. However, through magical means I was able to make it reappear for you today with no further hosting issues. Actually, today…

Potter and Potter: September 11th Magic Auction

For all those looking for Doug items in a future Potter & Potter auction then look no further than this coming September 11th.  Both items are nothing new or groundbreaking in terms of Doug collecting. However, what they do represent are two of the most iconic and influential posters in Doug’s career.  First up, seen…