Gary Brown on his Genii Article: Expanded

In 1997, I had reached out to Erica Larsen who was, at that time, editing Genii, about doing an issue devoted to Doug Henning.  Erica kindly agreed, arranging for a few other writers to contribute pieces, and I volunteered to do a biographical sketch.  Because Doug was still involved in trying to launch the Veda Land project,…

1997 Doug Bio Sent for “Genii” Article

The following  biography was faxed to writer Gary Brown for an article he was doing on Doug for “Genii” in 1997. While Doug himself did not participate in the article directly, he did give his blessing to it.  Tomorrow I’ll be posting Gary’s more detailed account of what occurred with the article and its reception….

Genii Magazine: May 1980

This issue of Genii from May of 1980 is truly a treasure trove of pictures and reviews from magic’s golden modern age. Not only do we get a review of Doug’s Pantages shows, but also reviews of the “World of Magic: 4 & 5.” This issue comes from a time when Doug was king, and…

Genii-“Goodbye Doug” Issue-Final Part

So, in this third and final part we get some nice reprints of articles from earlier “Genii” issues. Both really bookend the tribute issue as a whole by bringing the readers back to a time in Doug’s career when things were less complicated and innocent. The article by Bill Larsen (co-founder of the Magic Castle)…

Genii-“Goodbye Doug” Issue (Zombie Article)

The featured article below continues where we last left off in the “Goodbye Doug” Genii issue, and it profiles a time when Doug was the editor of the “Young Magicians” Section of Mickey Hades’s “Zombie. “ As you will discover, Doug himself was only seventeen at the time, and was already an up and coming…

Genii “Goodbye Doug” Tribute Issue (Jim Steinmeyer Article)

When Doug died in February, 2000 there was naturally an upsurge of emotion within the magic community. So much so, that two tribute issues were put out in “Genii” and “Magic” magazines respectively. While it’s always hard to sum up someone’s life work in article form, both did an excellent job in spotlighting his impact…

Gary Brown Remembers Doug…

Some weeks ago, magic historian and writer Gary Brown reached out to me with his experiences of writing a 1997 Henning retrospective for “Genii.” It’s a fascinating tale of missed connections, and planting the seed in Doug’s mind that maybe just maybe he was appreciated.  First, I’m part of what I like to consider the…

1982 Genii Awards Appearance

This clip comes once again from the “Sleight of Direction” You Tube Channel, and showcases a new venue for the famed “Celestial Elevator” Illusion…the 1982 Genii Awards! So, sit back, relax, and watch something astounding aside from Doug in a tux!

The Doug Henning Project in “Genii Magazine!”

For fans of the long running magic magazine “Genii,” be sure to pick up this month’s December issue. Featured in Todd Karr’s great column “The Eye” is yours truly “The Doug Henning Project!” It’s a great little blurb about my mission with the website, and I even give a little run down of what I…