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Title
Blank slates demonstration
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. 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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00049988
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2090.
CARL0000054061
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17949
Subject
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

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