Tag Archives: #Victor Segno

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 – A. Victor Segno

Photo: A. Victor Segno sends out a “success wave” (artist’s concept). A. Victor Segno  is probably our favorite Los Angeles charlatan. He made money by getting people to mail him a dollar a month in return for sending out a … 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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