Journey Back In Time Through Forgotten Retro Snapshots

By Jack Ripley | March 1, 2024

Who remembers Canadian magician Doug Henning. He had Doug Henning's World of Magic & The Magic Show on TV in the late 70's & early 80's

The groovy era seems to have been full of uniquely wonderful and odd pairings. Whether it be conflicting yet flattering wardrobe choices, bold car designs that won over naysayers, or strangely endearing romantic minglings. There was also an abundance of experimentation with cross-genres in film, television, theater, and music that may not have seemed to make sense at first but helped revolutionize the entertainment industry as a whole. Come mix and mingle with these quirky memories from the groovy era.  

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Pictured here is illusionist and escape artist Douglas James Henning, who hosted Doug Henning's World of Magic & The Magic Show on TV in the late 70's and early 80's. Doug Henning's first World of Magic special aired on NBC on December 26, 1975. It was the first of seven broadcasts, that would go on to accumulate seven Emmy Award nominations for Henning. Two of which, were back-to-back in 1976 and 1977 for World Of Magic.

At the end of each performance, Henning would always recite the same monologue to the audience: "Anything the mind can conceive is possible. Nothing is impossible. All you have to do is look within, and you can realize your fondest dreams. I would like to wish each one of you all of life's wonders and a joyful age of enlightenment."

In 1986 Henning decided to devote his time to Transcendental Meditation and sold his illusions to David Copperfield among other magicians.

What do SpongeBob and Lynda Carter have in common. Blowing bubbles! Here she is on the set of Wonder Woman 1978

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Back in the 1970s, Miss World America Lynda Carter scored the role of the great Wonder Woman herself. She was the first mainstream female superhero and she quickly became a household name. From there, her fame skyrocketed to pop icon status. She proved to the public at a time where women were still largely considered ‘delicate’ in nature, that a woman could be tough and that tough could be sexy. She rocked her own obvious sex appeal combined with her character’s incredible strength and abilities at the same time. Even after her Wonder Woman days were over, she hardly retired her superhero cape. Lynda continued her battle for justice off-screen as an advocate for LGBT rights and eventually, she also joined efforts in finding the cure for cancer.