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“Favorite Stories of Hypnotism” by Don Ward, editor

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Back­ground: When I grad­u­at­ed from junior high school to high school, I con­tin­ued to be a stu­dent vol­un­teer in the library. Again, I would be dis­ap­point­ed (but not sur­prised) that the school library did not have any books on hyp­no­sis. (As opposed to the coun­ty library, where even some­times the mobile library van that would come around the neigh­bor­hood every Fri­day dur­ing the sum­mer would have one or two.) How­ev­er, I was sur­prised to dis­cov­er, at the very end of the sto­ry col­lec­tion shelves, a hard­cov­er copy of “Favorite Sto­ries of Hyp­no­tism” (1965) edit­ed by Don Ward. The black cov­er with its shad­owy female face, con­cen­tric cir­cles radi­at­ing out from her left eye, is just so stereo­typ­i­cal but to my mind back then, so demon­stra­tive of hyp­no­sis that, of course, I had to check it out. I was not dis­ap­point­ed in what I found, and even today, many of the sto­ries are still worth­while, though dated.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing ““Favorite Sto­ries of Hyp­no­tism” by Don Ward, editor”

“The Hypnotic Eye” (1960) Part I


Beau­ti­ful women dis­fig­ure them­selves under the hyp­not­ic con­trol of a suave stage hyp­no­tist and his sin­is­ter assis­tant. Part I (here) con­sists of a descrip­tion of and the his­to­ry of the movie: sub­se­quent parts will include selec­tions of the pro­mo­tion­al mate­r­i­al and press images (from my exten­sive col­lec­tion) gen­er­at­ed to pro­mote the movie.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing ““The Hyp­not­ic Eye” (1960) Part I”

“The Hypnotic Eye” — It Has Arrived!

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For those of you not famil­iar with this lit­tle curios­i­ty of a movie, “The Hyp­not­ic Eye” is a B&W hor­ror movie from 1960 and fea­tured a suave hyp­no­tist whose female sub­jects all dis­fig­ured them­selves. It has been a minor quest of mine to locate a decent and legal copy of it for my col­lec­tion, but for years, the only copies avail­able were obvi­ous boot­leg copies of vary­ing quality.

When I first was aware of the avail­abil­i­ty of the DVD through Ama­zon, I was skep­ti­cal about the qual­i­ty, but it also was the only way to get a legit­i­mate copy, so about two weeks ago I ordered a copy as a Christ­mas present for myself.

Well, today, it arrived, and here’s my reac­tion to it.

⇒ Con­tin­ue read­ing ““The Hyp­not­ic Eye” — It Has Arrived!”

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