1985 All-Stars of Magic Charity Event Photo

The 1985 picture is certainly one of the more famous pictures in terms of magic all-stars. Organized by Lance Burton and Fielding West, this one night only event featured a who’s who of magic to raise money for hunger in Africa. No one can argue that this photo certainly captured a rare moment in time that…

1986 Providence Performing Arts Ctr. Ad

Recently Michael Whitecar was kind enough to pass on this item from his collection to me. I had been wondering what the year may have been for this appearance, but I suspected it was from Doug’s last and smaller tour.  Then I remembered a couple years ago I posted a commercial of a later tour,…

I.B.M. Plaque Unveiling Color Photos

The following photographs come from the collection of Dean Gunnarson, and feature Doug at the 1986 plaque unveiling ceremony commemorating the first location of the I.B.M headquarters in Winnipeg. For those unfamiliar, I.B.M. is the abbreviation for the esteemed organization the “International Brotherhood of Magicians.”  While I have featured this event before, never have I…

1970s Hilton Marquee Photo Slide

The above image is from the collection of Michael Whitecar, and shows the famous Las Vegas Hilton and its marquee in its 1970s former glory.  What’s that in the second billing? Oh yeah, some guy named Doug Henning. Anyway, the Hilton is legendary in terms of its stature in old Vegas and the level of…

Doug on the Disney Easter Parade

First of all let me say that I know the quality of these clips is well, really lacking, but hey it’s Doug and Debby performing on the Walt Disney World Easter Parade. What choice do I have? There’s some really good stuff to be had here. From the Zombie Ball to Metamorphosis, it’s really a…

Pantages Newspaper Ad

This newspaper ad comes from Hollywood’s famed Pantages theater and highlights Doug’s public performing debut on the West Coast.  Doug performed several times at the Pantages over his career, and this ad is unique in the sense in that it highlights the more mysterious aspects of his stage persona. I’m sure we’ve all seen the…

I.B.M. 1986 Plaque Dedication

Well, here we are again. Thanks for your patience while the website was on a two week hiatus. Every now and then, less magical and less interesting “real life” duties sometimes take precedence. Without further ado, let us travel back to June 6, 1986 when Doug unveiled a bronze plaque marking the original location of…

Vintage 1985 Variety Ad

This ad was featured in Variety on October 16, 1985 and, as you can read, thanks Doug for 8 successful shows at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. Doug was always a powerhouse touring machine, and this ad proves that well into the 1980s he was still highly in demand.  Anyone out there want to tackle how…

Steve Cohen Remembers

Steve Cohen of  “Chamber Magic” at “The Lotte New York Palace” reached out to me recently with his fond remembrance of the profound impact Doug had on him at a young age. Take it away Steve! “Hi Neil, I was going through some old files and found an autographed Doug Henning photo from the early…

Another Random Doug Sighting!

This photo hails from Doug fan Jeff Horton and was taken at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT in the mid-1980s.  I’ll let Jeff elaborate on the events that led up to this: “Doug was unable to say hello to a group of magicians outside of the Bushnell theater in Hartford, CT earlier…