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Interesting. Thanks for the link, Todd.
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Just came across something relevant to my earlier post in this conversation about vaudeville stage performance. Ormand McGill wrote an autobiography. (How that had eluded me is anyone's guess.) He was performing stage hypnosis back in the days of vaudeville and on for decades after that. Now, I haven't read it (ordered but not yet in hand) so I can't be sure but I hope to get a glimpse into what was done at that time.

Wichdochris is right that the presentation would be anachronistic, but I can't help but think that the basic themes would be valid. It's often said among magicians that you get more "WOW" by adopting an old principle than by chasing the "new, hot" trend. The cultural references and accepted notions have changed. Much of what was seen as entertaining in the 20s through the 50s is offensive today. Still, people are people are people as they always have been. The basic principles of the performance would still stand without dressing up as a stereotype.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some inspiration from McGill. If I only get a cool read, that's ok too.
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There is no "new hot" trend in hypnosis. Nothing new it has all been adopted from old principles.
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I just did a non comedy hypnosis show the other night. Not on purpose mind you, but it DEFINITELY was not funny!

10 very deep, very unresponsive subjects. Say sleep they practically fall out of the chairs, get them awake and it reminded me or the woman walking backwards into a fan. Nearly disaster! (Dissassedher)

Doesn't happen often, but when it does it is no fun.
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Happens to the best of us if you perform enough... How was your tap dancing?
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