Doug Henning Toronto Street Pole Art

Every now and then a nice piece of Doug Henning related street art pops up online. This particular example showed up on King Street East in, appropriately enough, Doug’s old stomping ground of Toronto.  I love how someone out there took the time to make an old image of Doug somehow hip, current, and vintage…

Maggot Brain Magazine #7-New Doug Article

The new issue of the music magazine “Maggot Brain” is out, and its 7th issue has an article about, you guessed it, Doug Henning.  The article “Within You Without You” is a fascinating read by writer Robert Dayton, and tells the tale of Doug’s early years figuring out his path in magic with some of…

“Nash the Slash” DOCU Needs Your Help with Doug Photos

Producer Colin Brunton reached out to me recently with a request for help. Brunton and his team are working on a documentary on the late Canadian musician Jeff Plewman. Plewman, better known as Nash the Slash, was a multi-instrumentalist pioneer in progressive rock music. The film “Nash the Slash Rises Again” will be the first…

Jamie Allan’s “Illusionarium” in Toronto

For all those readers in Toronto, there is an immersive experience running through October 31st that I only recently found out about. The summary for the event, as listed on the website, reads: “Explore a labyrinth of mysterious rooms transporting you to different eras of illusion. Take an immersive journey through the evolution of magic…

Johnny Ould Remembers Doug

My Doug Henning Recollections by Johnny Ould During the mid to late 1950’s, there were two main places in Toronto, Ontario where local and visiting magicians would gather. (They were) The Arcade Magic & Novelty Store in the Yonge St. Arcade, and The Magic Counter in Eaton’s Toy Land that was run by Johnny Giordmaine. The…

Doug Henning Toronto Plaque

Sorry for the delay in posting this week folks. Things that are decidedly un-magical, like real life, can take priority sometimes.  Speaking of real life, this fascinating tidbit comes from the blog “Toronto Savvy.” It profiles a time when Doug wasn’t quite yet Doug. He was at a crossroads at whether to continue with schooling…

Vintage 1985 Variety Ad

This ad was featured in Variety on October 16, 1985 and, as you can read, thanks Doug for 8 successful shows at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. Doug was always a powerhouse touring machine, and this ad proves that well into the 1980s he was still highly in demand.  Anyone out there want to tackle how…