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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. In the second phase of this demonstration give at the magicians' convention in the Roosevelt Hotel, the victim places the slates overhead and through concentration a voice from the spirit world is supposed to write the messages answering her questions. Unknown to her, the spiritualist and accomplice have switched slates. Photo dated: June 22, 1949.
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Roosevelt Hotel (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) Magicians--California--Los Angeles Fraud Spiritualists--California--Los Angeles Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs