Prof. A. Victor Segno, my favorite Los Angeles charlatan, has surfaced on EBay. This envelope is addressed to the author of “How to Be Happy Though Married,” “How to Have Beautiful Hair” and many other books on self-improvement and mentalism at his HQ on North Belmont Avenue. The envelope undoubtedly carried the equivalent of $1, for which the sender could be sure of a “success wave.”
Segno’s “success wave” (artist’s concept). Note the beautiful hair.
More about Segno in a 2007 blog post.
And a column in the Los Angeles Times in 2012.