Tag Archives: Mentalism

Prof. A. Victor Segno: Los Angeles’ Greatest Charlatan

  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 … Continue reading

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Victor Segno: Success Wave!

Prof. A. Victor Segno and a success wave (artist’s concept). My latest column for The Times deals with my favorite L.A. con man, Prof. A Victor Segno.

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Found on EBay

Why if it isn’t another another envelope sent to our old friend Prof. A. Victor “How to Have Beautiful Hair,”  “How to Be Happy Though Married” Segno. Alas, the money that was in this envelope was spent long ago. The … Continue reading

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Found on EBay

  This is even better than the Pacific Electric detective badge: An envelope addressed to my old friend Victor Segno! Segno was an early 20th century mentalist who conned people into sending him $1 a month in exchange for a … Continue reading

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Victor Segno–man of mystery

Aha! EBay has  another envelope addressed to A. Victor Segno of the Segno Success Club, 701 N. Belmont. Segno, author of such books as “The Law of Mentalism,” “How to Be Happy Though Married” and “How to Have Beautiful Hair,” … Continue reading

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