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Title
Magicians trick
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1949
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Attorney William W. Larson, right, whose hobby is exposing bogus spiritualists, shows how one of the tricks is worked. Mrs. Edna Hill, woman magician poses as victim. Benny Chavez, conductor of magicians school, poses as a "guide or steerer," who brought Mrs. Hill to the fake spirtualist. Larson shows "victim" blank slates. The victim then reads the "answers" she thinks were written by the spirit world. The answers are "Your name is Edna" and "You will travel." The answers, of course, were written on the slates exchange for the ones she originally was shown. Larson estimates the "take" of fake mediums runs from $200,000,000 to $300,000,000 a year. Photo dated: June 22, 1949.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00049987
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2090.
CARL0000054060
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17948
Subject
Roosevelt Hotel (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Magicians
Fraud
Spiritualists
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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