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John Etherington
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Leonard and Hypnosis

Postby John Etherington » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:10 am

Those who have read Ira Nadel's and Sylvie Simmons' biographies will be familiar with Leonard's experiments in hypnosis and how he apparently got the maid to undress. I wonder whether Leonard saw this movie (with one of my favourite actresses) which was released around that time (1949):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huqyli8aE_g
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Re: Leonard and Hypnosis

Postby MaryB » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:07 am

John, are you comparing Jose Ferrer to LC? This reference is too 8) :lol:
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Re: Leonard and Hypnosis

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:33 pm

Hahah... he may have, John. I know I used to love those old movies and watch them all the time.
Super sleuthing John.
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Re: Leonard and Hypnosis

Postby John Etherington » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:33 pm

Mary - I was thinking of Ferrer's words to Gene Tierney that you hear early on in the trailer...
something like: "Just close your eyes and forget.. your soul can undress in front of me". It's a great movie, by the way! I collect classic film noir, and just bought the BFI re-master of this.
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Re: Leonard and Hypnosis

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:36 pm

Having watched that, I can imagine Leonard beating feet to the bookstore looking for any and all books on hypnotism ;-) .
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