National Magic Week is almost over – this last night before Halloween – and then this magical week disappears. Until next year.
So, continuing with my three Horsemen of Magic (Houdin – Henning – Houdini) homage, I find the next one – Doug Henning (1947-2000) – to be very special.
I remember watching his first NBC TV special LIVE on December 26, 1975- and he was pure magic. And when that colossal tiger magically appeared live on TV – well it blew everyone away. As was Doug’s style.
And his style was the magic that changed magical history, just like Robert-Houdin.
Prior to Doug’s appearance in the 1970’s magicians were all top hats, tailcoats and very predictable, sophisticated presentations.
Then there was Doug Henning – long hair, dressing like a hippie, and performing magic in a rock style. He reinvented – he was different and took “the scene” by storm.
Numerous NBC TV specials – Broadway Musicals – Live Touring – Making Magic New and Special Again to audiences everywhere.
He started the chain reaction that led to the incredible magicians to follow.
Thank you, Doug Henning.
Finally back in the pool!
About 10 years ago I started to lap swim going at least three times a week – I worked myself up to 1000 meters a swim.
However covid put an end to this.
Today I finally got back in the pool.
It will take time to work myself back up to where I was – but it feels great to be doing it again!!
There is great magic in the journey!!
Another succesful presentation of my “REAL MAGIC – Simple Effective Solutions To Complicated Problems” VIRTUAL LECTURE for magicians.
This time for the International Brotherhood Of Magicians Ring 49 in Hamilton, Ontario – my old stomping ground.
This is where it all started for me. Such a thrill to be back lecturing after all these years!
It’s been a crazy year with almost no time to update – that is about to change. The update part 🙂 Stay tuned!