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Doug Henning

29 DEC 2008 | Posted By: Katie

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Doug Henning was a magician, illusionist, escape artist, bushy mo' wearer, possible Freddie Mercury relative (a completely made up theory, but look at those chompers) and 70s fashion icon. Nobody wore three shades of pink like he did.

Canadian-born Henning is popularly known as the one man who revived the magic show in 70s US and rejecting the cliched magician get-up of a tuxedo and thin moustache, opting for his bushy mo', colourful, glittery costumes, and a penchant for the scarf-belt.

He created a magic stage show called Spellbound, worked on special effects for music videos for Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire, went to Broadway, and had his own television show; the creatively named Doug Henning's World of Magic.

Eventually he abandoned magic and studied Transcendental Meditation, through which he claimed he was able to levitate. Then, he ran in the 1993 Canadian federal election as a candidate for the Nature Law Party. And to top off his full and borderline ridiculous life, he then began plans for a crazy billion-dollar project called Maharishi Veda Land that was to be a place in the Himalayas where illusion, aural and visual sensory entertainment, and all kinds of magical trickery was on offer. Along with, apparently, organic burgers.

Henning died in 2000 just five months after being diagnosed with cancer. Apparently he was so dedicated to Transcendental Meditation that he refused all medical treatment.

At the end of every episode of Doug Henning's World of Magic he said, "Nothing is impossible".
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Respect JiMBOB
Siegfried & Roy's close friend...
JiMBOB  -  6 years ago
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Senior Member 541A8D30
go the mo!
541A8D30  -  6 years ago
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Senior Member 5AAAE431
Look Ma! No Hands!! His outfits are Rad!!
5AAAE431  -  6 years ago
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Senior Member futuretron
Did he used to be a woman?
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Advanced Member miro-classic
That teeth and moustache combo is an illusion all in itself.
miro-classic  -  6 years ago
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Respect Ryzz
He would totally look like Cillian Murphy without that mo'...
Ryzz  -  5 years ago
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Respect Jake
I was Farrah hair! :( And how awesome is that rainbow top that has the rainbow tassle thing off the side?! (The Amazing Magic Loops Pic) Skills! - Jake OXOXOOXO
Jake  -  5 years ago
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Respect freeak
Look into the mo... not around the mo... look into the mo...
freeak  -  5 years ago
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Respect Ryzz
Do you think he can make it whirl around by pressing a hidden button behind his ear?
Ryzz  -  5 years ago
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Respect freeak
Totally. It also makes that "whooot whooot whoooooo" sound.
freeak  -  5 years ago
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New Lounger matttownsley
That is the missing fourth member of the Bee Gees if ever I saw him. Legend has it that if he whistles through his teeth, he can be heard on the moon...
matttownsley  -  5 years ago
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Respect Jamie
So powerful... so very powerful.
Jamie  -  5 years ago
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