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…

1976 Magician of the Year Award

The above picture comes from the collection of Gary Mandleblatt, and is an extremely rare item if there ever was one. This is Doug’s 1976 “Magician of the Year” award from the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts. The award, still given yearly, honors the best practitioners of magic and their impact on the art form…

1977 AMA Awards Banquet Program

The above items come from the collection of Mark Willoughby, and highlight the 1977 AMA Awards where Doug was crowned “Magician of the Year.” As you can tell Doug was in great company that year with other luminaries such as Johnny Thompson, Sid Lorraine, and Billy McComb. The second page gives a more in depth…