Doug as Chou Chou the Mime

This rare Canadian article from the early 1970s touches on a relatively unknown time in Doug’s career when he wasn’t known as Doug Henning at all. No, this was the time of Chou Chou, the shoe selling mime.  As the article explains, Doug’s purpose in this 15 minute consumer presentation was to perform his various…

Never Before Seen 1970s Performance Photos

Today’s incredible and previously unseen pictures come from photographer Frank Zak, and feature a mid-1970s performance in Pittsburgh. What’s stunning for me is their clarity and detail. You really do feel like you’re in the front row, or perhaps even on the stage itself.  While I never had the opportunity to see Doug perform live myself,…

Doug Henning/Billy Crystal Lake Tahoe Ad

To while away your Wednesday afternoon I thought I’d share a unique item from the collection of Michael Whitecar. While these sorts of casino show ads were common at the time, I’ve always been drawn to their very 1970s vibe and artwork.  Think about it, who would do a hand drawn portrait of a performer…

Pantages Performance Memorabilia!

The above item comes from the collection of  John Cox (Wild About Harry), and gives us a glimpse of the promotion and ticketing of Doug’s 1981 performances at the Pantages. John himself was at one of these shows,  and as he told “The Doug Henning Project” last year: “It was amazing. I wish I had…