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FROM THE PUBLISHER:
"This is a book of sensational effects for close-up, club and stage mentalists, with detailed and fully described methods for twenty-nine effects by twenty top mentalists.
Truly a unique compilation of superb mentalism.
Dedicated to the late Ed Mellon, a foremost exponent in the art of mentalism.
The Best of Mental-Wise contains time-tested and audience approved effects, including work in Impromptu Mentalism, Close-up Mentalism, Club and Stage Mentalism, Metalism with Cards and Two Person Mentalism."
Mental-Wise was the publication for Ed Mellon's mentalism business out of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. It was published from 1953 until November, 1961.
This booklet contains the best effects published by Ed Mellon, and the book is dedicated to him.
"Dedication: Ed Mellon was one of the foremost exponents of the art of mental magic until his death on August 1, 1960 at the age of only 37. The Best of Mental-Wise is being presented as a dedication to his memory."
Chapter 1: Impromptu Mentalism
Mexican Mentality by Jack Condon
Do As I Do Magazine Predictions by Al O'Hagan
This Way Out by Dr. Jaks
A Solution by Rowland Goodman, Kenny Woodward and John Gladfelter
Eye Power by Ed Mellon and Kenny Woodward
I've Got Your Number by Gerald Kosky
Chapter 2: Close-Up Mentalism
Match-Less Switch by Ed Mellon
Nail Writer Sequence by Ed Mellon and Dr. Jaks
Contest Concentration by Jack Condon
How To Play the Market by William Miesel
His Cup of Tea by Dr. Jaks
Time Will Tell by Felix Greenfield
Chapter 3: Club and Stage Mentalism
Magazine Miracle by Al O'Hagan
Philatelist by Jack Condon
Contest Concentration for Stage by Jack Condon
Keys In Hat by Orville Meyer
Thorntonism by Dr. S.P. Thornton
Mixed Soft Drink Mentalism by Dr. Maurice
Double Prediction by Richard Himber
Two Wrongs Do Make a Right by Felix Greenfield
Effigy by Jack Dean
Mental Block by Robert Jacobs and Fitch Cheney
Mental Catch by Felix Greenfield
Chapter 4: Mentalism With Cards
Supremacy Mental Act by Tot O'Regan
Long Arm of Coincidence by William S. Houghton
Rasputin by Dr. Jaks
Chapter 5: Two Person Mentalism
The Mentalist's Pencil by Dr. S.P. Thornton
Telepathy In Hi-Fi by Frederic Kolb
Comprehensive Telephone Code by Gerald Kosky