Magic Collectors’ Corner: Allan Slaight Sharing Secrets Award

Hello everyone! It’s great to be back.  To start off this week, I’d be remiss in not mentioning the recent “Magicana: Allan Slaight Sharing Secrets Award” that was given to David Sandy and Lance Rich of “The Magic Collectors’ Corner.” As many of you know, “The Magic Collector’s Corner” was a weekly Sunday Zoom meeting…

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…