Vegetarian Times Veda Land Article-Sept. 1992

While the above article covers familiar territory in Doug’s never ending quest to get Veda Land off the ground. What I liked about it, was the rare and unseen photo of Doug at Niagara Falls hyping the park’s arrival.  Doug’s enthusiasm for the project, like everything he did, was infectious. Whether the park was built…

Winnipeg Illusion and Reality Ad-Sept 1977

The above ad was when Doug took his “Illusion & Reality” tour to his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada for a September 16, 1977 appearance. The venue itself was the famed Winnipeg Convention Center.  Built in 1975, a massive 180 million dollar expansion has since doubled the size of the building and rebranded it the RBC…

Merlin Double Sawing on Merv Griffin

The above clip comes from an undated appearance of Doug on the Merv Griffin show performing “Merlin.” However, since the show officially ran on Broadway from February, 1983 to August 1983, it is more than likely from around this time.  What’s nice about this clip is that we have it at all. Scenes from “Merlin”…

Scholastic Newstime-October, 1974

The above cover comes from the October 17th, 1974 issue of “Scholastic Newstime.” The graphic design work of this cover is really on point, and one of the most distinctive images of Doug that I’ve seen.  If you get out a magnifying glass and squint, you can even make out the fine print stretching around…

Maskelyne on the Performance of Magic-Doug Cover

The above cover comes from a 1976 abridged reprint of the Nevil Maskelyne/David Devant 1911 book “Our Magic.” As this was 1976, Doug was at his Magic Show/World of Magic peak. So, what better reason to put him on the cover of the classic book? The fact that he doesn’t feature in it at all…

Wonder Whims Two Page Ad Spread

The above rare image comes from the Panosh Place 1980s toy catalog, and features those masters of mirth and good cheer…The Wonder Whims. I’ve covered a bit about the Wonder Whims over the years, and I always find it’s always good for a relook when new items come to light. Below is the standard Wonder…