Telescope 1972-Close-Up at the Magic Castle

The above clip comes from the 1972 documentary “Telescope.” The series, broadcast on the CBC, profiled Canadians and their lives and professions. The majority of the documentary is filmed at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, and the clip above is a perfect example of this It’s worth noting that Doug is only…

“World of Magic 1977” Card Illusion in Full

This week I thought I would let Doug do what he did best…pure magic. I don’t always play videos all week, but I thought as we go into the holiday weekend what better time is there for it? It goes without saying this close-up section from “World of Magic 77” seemed effortless for Doug. I…

Magic Week Archive-Close Up Magic with Doug

The fine folks at “Magic Week” have just posted a great compilation of the greatest moments from Doug’s close-up magic. Culled from his various specials, their summary reads as follows: A compilation of 8 incredible close-up magic routines from Doug Henning’s TV Specials. First, from Doug Henning’s World of Magic 1979, recorded live at the…

Merv Griffin Appearance

I apologize for the poor quality of this clip, but the close-up illusions are well worth the price of admission. So, please stick with it! Now, I know we’ve most likely seen these illusions before. However, I like seeing how Doug would adapt and present his illusions in different settings and contexts.  Needless, to say…