This early interview of Doug’s from 1973 is a real time capsule of an era in Doug’s career when things were about to explode, and the future looked eternally bright. His assistant in the piece is even Mars Barrick. So, that should give you a good indication on how far back this goes.
The article itself gives a rundown on Doug’s personal history up to that point. Then delves into a curious new production he had planned called “Spellbound.” Hmm, I wonder whatever happened to that?
At the young age of 25, Doug was already making waves. Waves that wouldn’t subside for another fourteen years!