The Doors – RIAA Platinum Video Award for ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl’ Presented to Manager Danny Sugerman

An original RIAA Certified Platinum Video Award for The Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl, presented to longtime Doors associate and manager Danny Sugerman (1954-2005).

The Live at the Hollywood Bowl video was released in 1987 by MCA Home Video.  This silver colored plate on this award has an Recording Industry Association of America- hologram, and notes this award recognizes sales over 50,000 or retail value over $2,000,000.

Danny Sugerman met and began working for The Doors at the remarkably young age of 13, first handling their fan mail and organizing their clippings and scrapbook, and later writing press releases.  He was close to Jim Morrison, and after Morrison’s death, became Ray Manzarek’s manager, and then manager of The Doors, overseeing their catalog releases and legacy.

Sugerman wrote several books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, including the bestselling Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive (co-written with Jerry Hopkins), The Doors: The Illustrated History, and his Doors-heavy autobiography Wonderland Avenue. He was also a consultant to Oliver Stone for the film The Doors.

We acquired this award directly from Danny Sugerman’s widow, Fawn Hall, and her signed letter of authenticity is included, as is Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

The unrestored award is in excellent condition condition, with some minor scuffing, and rubbing to the backing paper, which has a ‘Manufactured by Fitzgerald Hartley Marketing’ silver label.  When laid flat, there is a very small gap between the inside edge of the frame and the plexiglass that is unnoticeable when hung up (see close up photo).  12 7/8″ x 17″.

An extraordinary opportunity to obtain a genuine Doors award with rock solid provenance.

[Note: In the past few years an abundance of fraudulent record awards have surfaced on Ebay and at auction houses; we strongly recommend avoiding any award that doesn’t come with provenance and a written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.]


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