Excerpt from Vibrations interview with Robert L. Bluemle

Q. What other creators of mental effects do you admire?

A. The first person who comes to mind is Ned Rutledge. I was fortunate enough to have acquired most of Ned's creations at one time or another. His ability to structure interesting an entertaining presentations and combine them with truly ingenious methodology was superior to most. Ned's written instructions also left little to the imagination and were detailed almost to a fault.

Bob Cassidy, was also extremely gifted at creating very entertaining and equally baffling effects. In fact, it was his version of Russian Roulette that inspired me to create my own. While the method used in Bob's effect was based on an Annemann concept, not many know that it was Hans Moretti's version of Russian Roulette that provided the inspiration for Bob's effort.

Among my contemporaries, I consider Lee Earle and Jack

Dean to be among the very best in the business.

Gaff-Free Duo

Both of these effects are equally effective in both close-up and stage performances. The evolution of the effect can be traced back to my first book. Countless contributions from my peers elevated it to its present highly entertaining and extremely baffling state of perfection.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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