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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

The Man Who Knows: 1913

The Man Who Knows: 1913

1913 (?) poster advertising a Minneapolis appearance by Claude Alexander, one of the most famous (and wealthy) mentalists of his time. View full size.

 

Carnac

I wonder if Johnny Carson's Carnac the Magnificent was modeled after Alexander.

Later In His Career...

...Mr. Claude Alexander appears to have become the "Moxie Man".

http://www.metrocast.net/~moxieman/

(My apologies in advance for the bad backbground music.)

What's With The Exploding Turban?

It looks like whatever he "KNOWS" is leaking out of the top of his head.

[Psychic leakage, or a feather. - Dave]

 
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