1986 Doug and Debby Performance from the Chip Romero Collection

The above footage comes from the collection of Chip Romero, and was recently featured on the You Tube Channel “Magical Women with Connie Boyd.” The footage itself was taken in at a 1986 Lake Charles, Illinois performance. In it, Doug and Debby perform a whimsical and reworked version of the famed “Disembodied Prince” illusion to…

Andre Kole Foreign Poster feat. Doug and David Copperfield

The above foreign poster comes courtesy of Terry Holley, and features Doug and David Copperfield promoting magician Andre Kole’s show in Chinese.  What Doug and David are saying I’m not sure. But, it’s most likely repeating what was said in a previous Andre Kole post, which you can find: HERE However, the real star of…

“Doug Henning and his World of Magic” New York Times Ad

A lot of people tend to focus on the closing of “Merlin” as Doug’s big failure on Broadway’s fabled “Great White Way.” However, what people frequently don’t realize is that a year after “Merlin” closed, Doug returned for what was a very successful follow-up called “Doug Henning and His World of Magic.”  The show itself…

Doug on “NewProfilePic” Photo App

As is the case in the phone app based world we live in, new photo apps come to light, and the results blaze brightly across social media for a couple days.  “NewProfilePic.com” is apparently one of them, and everybody is taking the time to feature themselves or other people in a painterly fashion. So, who…

“Magic on Broadway” NBC Commercial

It’s a blink and you’ll miss it moment from TV’s yesteryear. In this brief clip, Doug’s final special “Magic on Broadway” is promoted on NBC. Anybody else out there miss commercials like these?  Original Commercial Air Date: November 12, 1982

Doug Henning 75th Birthday Zoom Celebration (May 7th, 2022)

I just wanted to give a quick post detailing more information for Chip Romero and S.A.M.’s Doug Henning 75th Birthday Celebration on Zoom. The event itself is 6 hours, and sure to be a blast. I know there will be many important speakers present, and I was thrilled to record something for the event myself. …

Happy 75th Birthday Doug! (Worldwide Zoom Event)

It goes without saying that 75 years ago today, Douglas James Henning was born, and the world was never quite the same. Happy Birthday Doug, wherever you are! You were, and continue to be an inspiration to your fans around the world, and the arts as a whole! In past years, I always make mention…

Five Years of “The Doug Henning Project!”

I’d be remiss in not mentioning that May 1st marks the five year anniversary of “The Doug Henning Project” website.  To say that Doug and the website have become a big part of my daily life is an understatement. It’s been quite a five year adventure that has led me down a path that I…

“Rockin Houston” Photo Archive-1977 TM Benefit

When I first began this website, I came across a page called “Rockin Houston” which profiles years and years worth of concerts and events that had come to the Houston, TX area.  At the time, I profiled individual Doug photos for my site, but really didn’t  take a moment to soak in what “Rockin Houston”…

Doug’s Fan Club HQ Today

One of my favorite things to do is researching old buildings that famous people, or their companies once inhabited. Yesterday’s post regarding Doug’s old fan club got my wheels turning. While I have seen Doug’s Van Nuys headquarters on Valjean Avenue in person before, his fan club’s offices on Odessa Street are a mystery to…

Doug Henning Suncatcher- Revisited

Today’s post is a revisiting of one from a few years ago. The Doug Henning Sun catcher was an item available through Doug’s official fan club, and my original post was brief and only one photo as I recall.  Recently, I was sent some photos that reveal the item in greater detail, as well as…

Andre Kole Flyer feat. Doug Henning and David Copperfield

The above images are promotional materials for esteemed magician Andre Kole, and feature two people you probably don’t need me to name. In it, both Doug and David gave their effusive praise to Kole, which only adds to the prestige of this program, as well as the show itself. In fact, Terry Holley, who sent…

“A Magical Encounter” Essay by Michael Williams, PH.D

I came across this rather touching article on “Medium.com” which profiles a fateful meeting between a lone hitchhiker Michael Williams, a young Doug Henning, and Mars Barrick. It’s very much of its time, and one I’ll think you enjoy.  A Magical Encounter: Meeting magicians Doug Henning and Mars Barrick My cousin Mark Wicken is a…

The Walt Disney World Easter Parade with Doug: Revisited

A couple years back I featured Doug’s Easter, 1985 appearance on the Walt Disney World Easter Parade. Doug’s segments are stretched out throughout the show, and at the time I just featured the parade as it aired unedited.  Well, cut to today being Easter, and I thought it was high time I fixed that, and…

Another “New” Plymouth Magic Wagon Commercial

It’s been a couple years since I’ve had the fun of profiling Doug’s 1984 car campaign for the Plymouth “Magic Wagon.” The campaign itself was a fun way to promote a car and, of course, Doug himself. The best part of it was Doug didn’t have to be on stage in front of hundreds of…

World of Magic ’82-Chocolate Milk Illusion

When you think of magic, who doesn’t think of chocolate milk?  In this clip from the final “World of Magic” special, Doug entertains guests Anne Jillian, Cherish  Alexander, Debby Henning, and Kaitlyn Jenner while magically serving them ever expanding glasses of chocolate milk. The theme of the show was Doug’s magical house, and while magic…

Doug Henning Official Envelopes

Inquiring minds want to know what Doug Henning’s stationary looked like! Well, then look no further than these fine examples from 1980 and 1986. Each year represents a pretty distinct time in Doug’s career, and the artwork on each represents that. The unicorn, in particular, was utilized frequently in Doug’s primary stationary of the time. …

“Chou Chou” Signed Window Card

The above item is a signed window card from when, for a time, Doug was known as Chou Chou, the “Magical Little Shoe Maker.” Doug’s purpose in this 15 minute consumer presentation was to perform his various illusions at malls throughout Canada. All the while, a speaker would extol the virtues and benefits of Canadian…

“A Death-Defying Escape” in Hollywood

Thanks to John Cox of Wild About Harry for alerting me to a new magic and comedy play currently running at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood starring Judy Carter.  “A Death-Defying Escape” is a show that deals with Carter’s life and career in magic among other things. Why am I mentioning this? Well, according…

Doug Henning: Heartthrob?

You can throw this into the bin of one of the more unique articles I’ve seen in my time researching Doug.  You don’t often see female admirers proclaiming their love, and clamoring to know more about Doug.  But, yes Gaye Bleich of Mill Valley, CA was definitely one of them. I’m not even sure what…

“Fallen Wand” Chicago Sun-Times Obit: February 9, 2000

I usually don’t focus on Doug’s passing very much, as it’s not the purpose of the website really. However, in going through things people have sent me this obituary recently popped up.  It’s nothing really groundbreaking, or information we don’t know. But, I guess what strikes me about it is even in a time of…

Doug Henning Magic You Can Do Kit: Detailed Photos

Today’s post is a continuation of ones that I’ve done over the past several years. Other than the Wonder Whims, one of Doug’ s only forays into the toy world was his 1980s partnership with Tenyo on the “Doug Henning Magic You Can Do” kit.  It’s become an extremely rare magic kit, and only a…

Caesars Palace Button on eBay

The above promotional item is currently for sale on eBay, and could be yours right now for the pretty price of $48.00. Clearly from Doug’s time spent time performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, this item isn’t seen very often compared to other buttons he produced. I’ve never seen one for starters. So, if…