Dec. 7th, 1981 UPI Article-“Magic Abounds at Doug Henning Wedding”

Today’s post is a quick article detailing the December 6th, 1981 wedding of Doug and Debby in Fairfield, Iowa. While, many of us have probably seen the handful of photos that exist out there of the event, the details of the actual day remain elusive at best.  Finding this article from the news service UPI…

Jason Bishop Show: Doug’s “Things That Go Bump in the Night”

Today’s post comes from a You Tube series from illusionist Jason Bishop. In this edition, he analyzes Doug’s famed version of “Things That Go Bump in the Night.” As mentioned, there are many versions of this illusion spread out over various TV specials of Doug’s. However, this one was from the 1981 filmed version of…

Filmed “Magic Show”Soundtrack in Full

I thought I would mix things up a little today in terms of “The Magic Show” soundtrack. Now many of us have heard, and probably own, the original show’s album. But, how many of you have heard the filmed version’s isolated score soundtrack by itself?  Well, if you’ve always wanted to hear that, then today…

Ali Bongo’s Book of Magic: Doug Section

The item below comes from the 1981 book “Ali Bongo’s Book of Magic.” In it, Ali Bongo gives us a brief history of Doug’s life up to that point through some eye catching cartoon art. It’s a neat little piece released at the peak of Doug’s fame! While the character of Ali Bongo wouldn’t be…

Charles Reynolds 1981 Newspaper Interview

The undated interview below came out around the time of Doug’s fabled 1981 performances at the Pantages. Much of Doug’s time at the Pantages has been written about here before, so I won’t go into it further.  But, what I will go into a little bit is someone who hasn’t been discussed as nearly as…

Pantages Retrospective: Part 5

Well, the lights have turned on, the show is over, and it’s time to leave the theater doors, and venture back out into the dreaded real world. I can only imagine this is how audiences must have felt at the end of each Pantages “World of Magic” show, but what a high they must have…