New Doug Etsy “It’s Magic” T-Shirt!

For all those looking to be the coolest kids on the block, look no further than this new shirt featured on Etsy. If you look at the fine print, the shirt is uniquely characterized as a “Magician Mystical Fantasy David Copperfield Hipster Weird Magician Canadian Gift.” I don’t think there’s any argument that with a…

Doug’s Memorial Book: David Charvet Interview

The following is a reprint of the October 1999 “Magic” Magazine interview that David Charvet conducted with Doug shortly before his death.  Doug was so proud and happy with the interview that it was reprinted in full within his memorial booklet.  To Be Continued… Special Thanks to David Charvet

Doug’s Memorial Booklet: Part One (Revised)

Over this week I will be posting Doug’s memorial book. I had done this originally in the first months of the website. But, as I didn’t have a scanner at the time its quality was less than desirable.  Doug’s service occurred at the Bel Air Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 20, 2000. While there…

Ali Bongo’s Book of Magic: Doug Section

The item below comes from the 1981 book “Ali Bongo’s Book of Magic.” In it, Ali Bongo gives us a brief history of Doug’s life up to that point through some eye catching cartoon art. It’s a neat little piece released at the peak of Doug’s fame! While the character of Ali Bongo wouldn’t be…

Magic Collectors’ Corner: Allan Slaight Sharing Secrets Award

Hello everyone! It’s great to be back.  To start off this week, I’d be remiss in not mentioning the recent “Magicana: Allan Slaight Sharing Secrets Award” that was given to David Sandy and Lance Rich of “The Magic Collectors’ Corner.” As many of you know, “The Magic Collector’s Corner” was a weekly Sunday Zoom meeting…

World of Magic 75: The Sands of Egypt in Full

Similar to the Sands of Egypt themselves, I will be drifting away to Northern California over the coming week. I won’t be able to get back to posts until next Tuesday. But, I wanted to leave you with this classic clip from “World of Magic ’75” to pass the time until then.  Enjoy! Original Air…

Early Doug Henning “Chou Chou” Mall Tour Photo

The above photo comes from the collection of Canadian TV personality Mitch Markowitz. It was taken during Doug’s time as the mime character Chou Chou in an early 1970s mall tour. Mitch himself was the MC/Road Manager, and can be seen on the bottom right hand side with microphone in hand.  It goes without saying…

The Linking Ring: February, 1978

As we head off into that long July 4th holiday weekend, I wanted to post an editorial from the February 1978 issue of “The Linking Ring.” It’s a great piece by editor Howard Bamman, and really gives you a strong feel for the excitement and revitalized interest Doug was bringing to magic. It also shows…