Photos from the first ever John Giordmaine Award (1980)
Presented by the Society of Canadian Magicians
for dedication to the Art of magic
to Doug Henning
(ABOVE) Left to right - Doug Henning, Joseph Giordmaine (son of Johnny), Anna Giordmaine (Mrs. John Giordmaine), Norm Wyvern (vice-president of the Society of Canadian Magicians). September 13th, 1980, Toronto.
Photo courtesy of Joseph Giordmaine.
(ABOVE) Left to right - Doug Henning, Joseph Giordmaine, Anna Giordmaine (Mrs. John Giordmaine). September 13th, 1980, Toronto.
Photo courtesy of Joseph Giordmaine who writes, "It was an honor for Mother and me to present the first SCM John Giordmaine Award to Doug."
David Drake wrote about this in the November 1980 edition of "Genii" (Volume 44, Number 11). In his words, "Doug [Henning] choked up when he was about to make his words of acceptance. It was an 'eyeball watering' moment."
NEW! Doug Henning's 1989 "retirement" from magic letter, published in GENII and elsewhere, thanks Johnny first and foremost. It is HERE.
NEW! Brian Lumley recalls Johnny and Doug backstage at "Spellbound" - days before Johnny's passing, HERE.