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Alex Hellström

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Alex Hellström
BornAxel Vogt
December 22, 1893
DiedJuly 22, 1933 (age 39)

Alex Hellstrom (December 22, 1893 - July 22, 1933), born Axel Vogt, was a German mentalist who invented and perfected numerous stage hypnotism methods.


He taught his nephew, Anton Vogt (born 1921), who also went by the stage name Alex Hellstrom II, but specialized in manipulations with canes, thimbles and rope.


  • Hellstromism Manuscript (1935)
  • Hellstronism (published by Robert Nelson) (1936)


  • Linking Ring, Vol. 13, No. 7, September 1933, page 500 - Obituary.
  • Linking Ring, Vol. 27, No. 3, May 1947 page 93 - mention of nephew in Robert Nelson's Column Mentalists