The Chip Romero Collection: “Hendoo” Business Card

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We all have to come from somewhere don’t we?

Featured above, is an exceptional find in the history of Doug Henning. You see, way, way before Doug Henning was Doug Henning, he was “The Astounding Hendoo!”

For more on this early phase in Doug’s career, here’s an except from John Harrison’s 2009 biography on Doug’s life and work:

“While limited to the resources of a typical teenager, Doug approached his magic like a business. Unable to hire a professional assistant, he relied on the good graces of his sister Nancy…for onstage help. Thinking a name would make him sound more professional, Doug brainstormed with Nancy for a more “magician-sounding” name. He ended up taking the “Hen” from “Henning” and the “Do” from “Doug” to create “Hendoo.” Pleased with his new stage name, he had a batch of business cards printed with “THE ASTOUNDING HENDOO in bold letters across the face.”

Special Thanks to Chip Romero

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Michelle Ainsworth says:

    Thanks for posting this, it is fascinating: “Hypnotism”?

    Like

    1. Neil McNally says:

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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