Plymouth “Magic Wagon” Expanded Commercial

Okay, I promise this is the last time. The above spot is an an unseen and expanded version of the shorter commercials that I’m sure we’re all used to. What is unseen you may ask? Well, there’s a lot more of Doug floating for starters, and a little more exposition espousing the wonders of the…

Plymouth Magic Wagon Doug Billboard

The above image caught my eye via a sale currently featured on EBay. The item being sold is an original 16mm copy of Doug’s classic Plymouth “Magic Wagon” television commercial. However, it is this image from the campaign that made me do a double take.  While I was aware that the original commercial had a…

“World of Magic 1” Non-Doug Based Advertisement

Well, as promised I’m back and ready and relaxed from my travels. I’m sorry there have been some stop gaps over the last month, but some unexpected trips came up! Anyway, I have some great things in the pipeline, and I can’t wait to share them with you moving forward.  I thought I’d ease into…

“World of Magic 1981”-TV Guide Ad

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means? It’s time for an awkwardly staged “TV Guide” advertisement with Doug, Marie Osmond, and Ricky Schroeder. Hey, but all things are forgiven when it comes to “TV Guide!”  These kinds of ads really drive home how much of an event Doug’s specials were, and what they meant to…

“Magic Wagon” Newspaper Ad

The above newspaper advertisement comes from the “Monroe (Wisconsin) Evening Times” and ran on March, 13, 1984. It goes without saying that this was around the time of Doug being a spokes “magician” for the Plymouth Voyager. Doug Henning as a car salesman probably wasn’t the first thing that came to people’s minds, but hey…

“World of Magic 1” 1975 Newspaper Ad

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. This newspaper ad comes from the “Chicago Tribune,” and is dated December 26, 1975. As is evident, the anticipation for the special was obviously huge, and it’s interesting to see it reproduced here in black and white. One of my favorite parts of it is the reminder “This…

Birks Ring Advertisement

In his career, Doug wasn’t averse to doing a little advertising on the side. In addition to hawking Minolta Cameras, TWA, and Plymouth Voyagers, Doug even had time to perform a little sleight of hand with these beauties from Birks rings.  I hope for their sake he untangled them afterwards! Special Thanks to Michael Whitecar