NY Times 1983 “Merlin’ Interview

I’ve been thinking recently about “Merlin.” Well, actually I’ve been thinking about how we only really know of it through pictures and some brief You Tube Clips. There was no cast album, and it only really exists through the veil of people’s memories and recollections. While we can’t travel in time, what we can do…

Canadian Walk of Fame TV Event

The above segment was broadcast on Canadian television in 2010 in honor of Doug’s induction into the Canadian Walk of Fame. While the sync and picture quality are off, the segment itself is really well done and the narration by David Copperfield is truly rare indeed. Doug’s legacy is not something that is always recognized, and events…

Erix Logan, Doug Henning, and Mousetrap!

The following email was sent to me recently by renowned magician Erix Lawson. It’s a fascinating read that gives us an insight into a famed Doug illusion that took on another life of its own, long after he retired.  I have always been a huge fan of Doug and the way he thought about magic….

Original Unicorn Costume and Pin

Daniel Guerrero was kind enough to pass on these photos from his collection. If anyone can help fill in the gaps on where this costume was originally featured I would greatly appreciate it.  Another point of interest is the close-up of the pin featuring Doug and Debby in the second picture. I think the world…

A Little “Magic Show” Music!

This 2010 clip is from a concert series called “If It Only Even Runs a Minute.” The series itself explores obscure and often overlooked Broadway shows such as, you guessed it, 1974’s “The Magic Show.”  The play, if you already didn’t know, was Doug’s big break into the public spotlight and reignited the public’s fascination…

From the Collection of Michael Grandinetti

Well, the last few weeks have certainly been fun haven’t they? It’s still amazing to me how much of Doug’s life is left to be explored, and on the rare occasions I’m not quite what to put up something  magically (pardon the pun) finds its way to me email.No better example of this are these…

Fan Mail Mystery!

Magician Pat Darienzo of Long Island shared with me this article he wrote soon after Doug passed away. What you are about to read is truly a Doug Henning mystery…and living proof that our mail system may be a little slow.  The Greatest Trick Doug Henning Never Did By Pat Darienzo     Doug Henning, to whom…

Even More Rare Photos from Ken McCreedy!

Ken McCreedy’s collection continues today with these great shots of Doug with his early assistants, his childhood home, and his high school (which unfortunately has seen better days).  The one thing “The Doug Henning Project” loves to do is post rare pictures. Feel free to send them my way if you uncover some hidden gems!…

Vintage After Performance Photos!

Recently I had the pleasure of having magician Ken McCreedy send me some candid photos that he snapped in the 1970s and 1980s. Since I started the website, I’ve really enjoyed having Doug’s fans send me after performance photos. No two are ever the same, and they really speak volumes to how available Doug was…

Genii Online Interview

Hey Everyone! Are we all rested from the weekend? I wanted to let you know that I was recently interviewed by “Genii Online” regarding “The Doug Henning Project.” “Genii Online” is the online version of the esteemed magazine of the magic industry called, you guessed it, “Genii.” David Roberts did a great job with questions,…