Houdini “Mother Scrapbook” Article Link

Today’s article link hails from John Cox excellent Houdini website Wild About Harry. The article itself deals with Houdini’s scrapbook, and how John was able to be its guardian for one weekend. I won’t get into too many details, but needless to say, Doug features into the article in an important way. In fact, without…

Doug Fan Art Wednesday!

Every now and then, I like to post some examples of Doug art that is sprinkled among the internet. Truthfully, some of it is great, and some of it, well, not so great. However, the above work is definitely from the former category, and is bright and eye catching. Just like Doug himself! For more information,…

Eugene Register-Guard: April 25, 1976 (Electric Company Cover Article)

This is a nice little article from 1976. In it, details of the making of Doug’s iconic photo, levitating a woman on top of the World Trade Center, are revealed.  It’s truly a death defying photo, and leaves no doubt that for that moment Doug Henning was truly riding high!

“What We Hide: Doug’s Bump Bows” by Jim Steinmeyer

In keeping with last week’s post, I wanted to highlight another great Henning article that Jim Steinmeyer wrote for his blog.  It’s a fun piece profiling the origins of Doug’s closing tour music called “Bump Bows.” If you were lucky enough to see Doug live, maybe you remember it. If not, Jim even provides a…

Original “Merlin” Contract

Today I thought I’d present something not really magical. But, very necessary in the creation of “Merlin,” one of its original contracts.  The tumultuous tale of “Merlin” has been told many times elsewhere on this blog. It’s a long cautionary one of a revolving door of talent that made its way to Broadway in 1983….

“What We Hide: Lessons from Doug Henning” by Jim Steinmeyer

I just wanted to let readers know about a fantastic article that appeared back on April 22nd in Jim Steinmeyer’s blog. It’s a touching tribute in honor of Doug’s then 75th birthday from someone who knew him best. I could talk more about it, but why not see for yourself.  To read “What We Hide:…

Alternative “Magic on Broadway” NBC Commercial

In another blink and you’ll miss moment, here’s a brief commercial for Doug’s “Magic on Broadway” special.  Last May I posted another version that had different variations and scenes than this one. However, the best thing about it, in my  humble opinion, is an appearance by David Hasselhoff (The Hoff) at the end.  Can you…