NBC Specials: More TV Guide Close-Ups

Remember what a “TV Guide” was? If not, then maybe I can refresh everyone’s Streaming and On-Demand based minds with these vintage “Close-Up” articles from that once popular publication.  It’s all a myriad of eras for Doug, and runs right up to the final special “Magic on Broadway.” How about those caricatures as well? I…

TV Guide Barbara Walters Article Spread

The above article hails from the September 21, 1974 issue of “TV Guide.” Doug is in pure “Magic Show” form in this appearance sawing Barbara Walters in half. His appearance was on Walters’ then day time talk show “Not For Women Only, and the photos really showcase the spontaneity of the appearance well. My apologies if…

TV Time “World of Magic 1” Bubbles Cover and Article

What do you do when you have 60 million people about to watch you on live television? Play with bubbles of course.  As you can tell, this 1975 gem of a cover and article hails all the way from the original  “World of Magic” special. The cover is really one of those classic early Doug…

“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…

TV Directory Thursday!

What better way to spend your Thursday than with a solid wall of vintage TV Guides promoting Doug? You’re welcome! Special Thanks to Michael Whitecar

Various TV Guide Listings and Art

Hey, remember when “TV Guide” was a thing? I know, I know, it pains me to say it, but younger generations will never know the thrill of getting that week’s newest issue, and circling a week’s worth of network delights.  So, what better way to celebrate that bygone era than highlighting some of the more…