Newly Discovered Doug Costumes: Part 3

It was certainly an eventful week of posts concerning possible Doug costumes. Wasn’t it? So, what did we learn? Well, the general consensus was that the costumes that looked like they were originals from “The Magic Show,” were more than likely from the touring version. Abb Dickson, in addition to owning a generally massive costume…

Newly Discovered Doug Costumes: Part 2

Yesterday, I received A LOT of responses regarding the two costumes that photographer Drew Perlmutter has in his possession that may or may not be from “The Magic Show.” Before, I get into specifics on the provenance of these tomorrow, I wanted to show you the rest that were sent to me. The second set…

Newly Discovered Doug Costumes

Photographer Drew Perlmutter, recently contacted me with a treasure trove of magic costumes that had recently come into his possession. As he explained to me: “The clothes had been sitting for a while in bags in a trailer, presumably since the 90s. My girlfriend’s best friend’s aunt… had come into them from a friend named…

Doug Henning and His World of Lookalikes! Part Three

And today concludes the “Doug Henning Lookalike Hall of Fame.” Granted it was a somewhat goofy deep dive into fandom. However, how many magicians do you know of that had such a distinctive look it leant itself to a costume? Not many, if at all really. That’s our Doug for you!

Doug Henning and His World of Lookalikes! Part One

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then before I take a couple weeks off for the upcoming holiday season, I wanted leave you with the very best that the internet has to offer of fan’s homemade Doug costumes!  Some are great, some are inspired, and some are an…

Magic Collectibles: Performance Costume for Sale

It’s time to get out those checkbooks once again folks as another Doug costume is up for sale. $3200 will get you this beauty that even comes along with an interesting backstory to boot.  If memory serves me right, this classic was worn by Doug on a morning talk show that Doug hosted with Debby…

Bill Hargate Designed Doug Costume

Today’s item once again comes from the collection of Mumdo Marzouki, and is an excellent example of a Bill Hargate costume designed especially for Doug.  Bill Hargate (1935-2003) was a legendary Emmy award winning designer who worked primarily in stage and television. Hargate designed many of the costumes throughout Doug’s career, in addition to being…

Help Needed Locating Doug’s Original Costumes!

In a change of pace from the usual posts, I wanted to ask a favor from, you, the readers.  I’m currently involved in a search for the current whereabouts of three of Doug’s more iconic costumes. I’ve included the photos below of what they are, and where they were featured. If you or anyone you…

Muppet Show Glittered Overalls

So totally by chance I posted the above picture in the banner of yesterday’s post. It’s from the opener of Doug’s guest appearance on “The Muppet Show.” You remember how those went right? (15 seconds to curtain Mr. Henning). Anyway, yesterday’s collector Michael Whitecar  quickly sent me another item from his collection that on closer…

Original Spark Costume

One of my favorite pictures of Doug comes from late in his career and is featured above. It’s very simple and to the point and, in a way, sums up his whole persona to me. In fact, I like it so much I use it for my “Contact” page here on the site.  So, you…

Morning Show Costume Needs Your Help!

This picture was recently sent to me by Doug collector John Anthony Sterlini. Eagle-Eyed readers may remember it as the one that Doug was wearing when he guest hosted the Detroit morning show “Kelly and Co.” with his wife Debby.  If any readers have pictures or know of any other time Doug was seen wearing…

Julie Newmar “World of Magic” Costume For Sale

Hello All and Happy Monday! I have a bit of a treat today as I’ve agreed to help magician Paul Driscoll sell the actual costume that Julie Newmar wore in Doug’s first “World of Magic” 1975 special. If you are interested in purchasing this one-of-a-kind item please contact Paul directly as he owns it. I’m…