Chip Romero Collection at the I.B.M Scottsdale Convention

For all those in the Scottsdale, AZ area and beyond, this July 10th-13th the “International Brotherhood of Magicians” will be holding their annual convention. While that is impressive in itself, what is certainly to be the highlight of the event will be magician/collector Chip Romero’s display of his many artifacts from the life and career…

Shimada “World of Magic” Bound Script for Sale

Rudy Sanchez brought to my attention a truly one of a kind item he is selling…Shimada’s bound script from 1974’s “World of Magic 1.” As you can see from the photos below, the item itself is the real deal and comes with a certificate of authenticity and letter proving its provenance. Aside from being a detailed…

The Chip Romero Collection: Henning Handwritten Notes

In another extremely rare find from Chip Romero’s collection, we have  hand written notes from the pen of, drum roll please, Doug Henning!  These three simple pages really show you the genius of Doug’s mind in meticulously plotting out every element of the second “World of Magic” special. As usual, let’s got to Chip himself…

The Chip Romero Collection: Zig-Zag Woman

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with esteemed Doug Henning collector Chip Romero. During our extensive phone call, Chip covered many topics and elements of his fascinating collection of Doug’s life and work. However,  what really stopped the presses for me was what came next. You see, Chip…

Doug Henning “Magic Team” Baseball Caps

Finding clothing from Doug’s touring productions can be rare indeed. Aside from t-shirts that infrequently show up on Ebay, there isn’t really much readily to be found for purchase.  These hats from the collection of Michael Whitecar, were I suspect worn by the people that worked for Doug in his touring productions. If anyone out…

Doug Henning and Walter B. Gibson

The above image once again hails from the fine auction house of “Potter & Potter.” It’s from their upcoming June 16th David Baldwin auction, and in my opinion is a rare find indeed. The inscription reads: “To Walter Gibson–My favorite magical author. Magically yours, Doug Henning” Doug signed many autographs in his life, but this…

Potter & Potter Auction Results

  On April 28, 2018 the Chicago auction house “Potter and Potter” held a massive sale of various magic ephemera, apparatus, books, and advertising from the late-1800s to now.  While the sale itself wasn’t very Doug-centric this lot managed to squeak by. The official summary went as follows: “460. Henning, Doug. Large Binder of Doug Henning…

Mystery Item!

This last item of the week from Michael Whitecar’s collection is a bit of a conundrum. While Michael believes it may be an early item from Doug’s career that he may have built himself, there is no provenance to prove it.  So, lets get on our detective hats on this one. Does anyone here have…

Rare Items from the Collection of Michael Whitecar

Some months ago, Doug fan and collector Michael Whitecar was generous enough to scan many, many items from his Doug collection for the website. I’ve been parceling them out over the last month or so, however I figured it was high time I devote some more time to them  What you will be seeing here…

Performance Costumes for Sale!

Hey All! “Doug Henning Project” friend Paul Driscoll has asked me to post more items for sale from his great collection. Boy are they unique! As usual, I am only posting the item as a favor for Paul. Please contact him directly at the email provided to discuss details. Take it away Paul! I have…

Artifacts from the Dan Sclare Collection

In our continuing effort to bring the world as much Doug memorabilia as possible here are some nifty items from Doug fan Dan Sclare’s collection. Each one represents a different point in Doug’s career, and really shows how merchandise savvy he could be in terms of product placement for himself and other companies.  If only…

Help Me Figure this “Mystery Ticket” Out!

“Doug Henning Project” fan Daniel Guerrero sent me the above item from his collection recently. Daniel said it was a rehearsal ticket for the Houdini “Water Torture Cell” as featured in the first “World of Magic Special.”  However, if you look closely at the drawing of Doug on the ticket it is from a painting…

Tenyo Magic Kit From The Collection of Michael Grandinetti

For a while now I’ve been wanting to feature the Tenyo Magic Kit that Doug developed with the, surprise, Tenyo Company out of Japan. Doug at the time was trying to branch out from stage shows and television specials by branding his name and putting them on quality products. Thanks to magician Michael Grandinetti a…

Original Unicorn Costume and Pin

Daniel Guerrero was kind enough to pass on these photos from his collection. If anyone can help fill in the gaps on where this costume was originally featured I would greatly appreciate it.  Another point of interest is the close-up of the pin featuring Doug and Debby in the second picture. I think the world…

“Magic Show,” Marie Osmond, and More!

As promised here are today’s group of pictures that again range from the making of the “The Magic Show” movie to more of Doug’s NBC specials. Included in the first picture is actress Didi Conn who played Cal, Doug’s love interest in the televised “Magic Show.” Those with eagle-eyes will also probably know her better…

“Magic Show” Movie Props!

Today’s images again come from Steve Zigmont’s impressive collection. What you see below are the bottles that the evil magician Van Zyskin uses in his act for “The Magic Show” movie.  Filmed for Canadian television, this version of “The Magic Show” differs from the famed Broadway production. However, it is the only version of the play…

Vault Treasures: Part Two

Welcome back for a just as exciting Part 2 as we continue to look at Steve Zigmont’s collection featuring many items from Doug’s famed NBC specials. Enjoy!

Vault Treasures: Part One

Not long ago retired magician and current effects specialist Steve Zigmont was generous enough to share with me pictures from his extensive collection of “Henning-ana!” Is that a word? Well, it is now. So, if you’ve ever wondered where some of Doug most priceless costumes, props, and posters ended up you are in for a…