“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…

Early Doug Henning “Chou Chou” Mall Tour Photo

The above photo comes from the collection of Canadian TV personality Mitch Markowitz. It was taken during Doug’s time as the mime character Chou Chou in an early 1970s mall tour. Mitch himself was the MC/Road Manager, and can be seen on the bottom right hand side with microphone in hand.  It goes without saying…

Doug as Chou Chou the Mime

This rare Canadian article from the early 1970s touches on a relatively unknown time in Doug’s career when he wasn’t known as Doug Henning at all. No, this was the time of Chou Chou, the shoe selling mime.  As the article explains, Doug’s purpose in this 15 minute consumer presentation was to perform his various…