Potter & Potter July Auction-Costumes and Posters

Today’s post once again comes from the fine folks at “Potter & Potter Auctions.” While their July 25th auction services a vast array of magic history, Doug is represented very nicely as well.  As you can see, there’s a selection of classic Doug magic posters to be purchased. But, the real highlight are the touring…

Haversat & Ewing Auction-Doug Egyptian Collar

For all those Doug collectors out there, another piece of magic history is going up for auction this weekend at Haversat & Ewing Galleries.  Straight from the 1978’s “World of Magic,” is Doug’s Egyptian collar as featured in the special’s time travel  theme. This online auction runs from May 15th-16th, and the item itself is…

A Collector Needs Your Help!

This message came to me recently from collector and reader Michael Ketcham: “I’m the owner of 3 Doug Henning costumes: these include a long robe identified as a “Wizard Robe,” along with a bright red jacket with over sized gold metal buttons along the collar and shoulders. With regards to the “Wizard Robe, I bought…

Potter & Potter: Silver Lightning Bolt Jumpsuit

The above item (Lot.72) is currently being auctioned by Potter & Potter as part of their Jim Rawlins collection. The costume itself is notable for many reasons. Not least of which, is that it is featured very prominently in the famous publicity photo of Doug walking through a brick wall for “World of Magic II.”…

Doug Henning’s World of Instagram: Unseen Chita Rivera Photo

The above photo comes from the National Portrait Gallery’s Instagram account (@smitsoniannpg). It goes without saying that this photo features Chita Rivera in her role as the evil Queen in “Merlin.” Taken in a dressing room, this picture really showcases the beautiful and detailed costuming that was prevalent in the production as a whole. Even in…

Original “Merlin” Dressing Notes

“Spellbound” author John Harrison was kind enough to share with me some truly eye-opening items from his Henning collection. If you ever wondered how complex “Merlin” was to put on every night, just look at this “Dressers’  Notes” sheet. This document, and a few you’ll see throughout the week will give you a fascinating window…

Original Spark Costume

One of my favorite pictures of Doug comes from late in his career and is featured above. It’s very simple and to the point and, in a way, sums up his whole persona to me. In fact, I like it so much I use it for my “Contact” page here on the site.  So, you…

Morning Show Costume Needs Your Help!

This picture was recently sent to me by Doug collector John Anthony Sterlini. Eagle-Eyed readers may remember it as the one that Doug was wearing when he guest hosted the Detroit morning show “Kelly and Co.” with his wife Debby.  If any readers have pictures or know of any other time Doug was seen wearing…

Performance Costumes for Sale!

Hey All! “Doug Henning Project” friend Paul Driscoll has asked me to post more items for sale from his great collection. Boy are they unique! As usual, I am only posting the item as a favor for Paul. Please contact him directly at the email provided to discuss details. Take it away Paul! I have…