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90, Church Road.

Worcester Park, 25th. August. 1955. Surrey.

Dear Sir,

I read with interest the descriptions of "Some Miraculous Manifestations of Dr. Dahesh", in the August number of the Magic Magazine. Having lived in the East myself for a considerable time I am quite prepared to believe that most of the effects could be produced on the minds of the audience in the saloon by some form of mass hypnosis.

There is one incident, however, that should be capable of visible and tangible proof and that is the painting of a picture by Rembrandt. If such a picture existed and had been proclaimed genuine by "experts" the reverberations in the art world would surely have been sufficiently great for the discovery to have become front page news in all the papers of the world.

Where is this picture ? The whole story stands or falls by its existence as a genuine Rembrandt. Yours faithfully.

JACK GITTINGS, M.M.C.

Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Dear Mr. Andrews,

As a result of about 20 years interest in magic it will have to suffice to say that the miraculous manifestations of Dr. Dahesh are a myth, like the "Indian Rope Trick", the "Sea Serpent" and the "Message from Mars", subjects that never fail to attract interest or to create discussion. They are exactly what everyone knows them to be—a pretty fable.

Considerable sums of money have been offered for the secrets, but not one penny is likely to be handed over. Thousands of people know other people who have seen these things done. But who knows anybody who has actually seen them ? as Hannen Swaffer once said.

Now Mr. Andrews just think this out for yourself. As Michael Noayme states in his letter. Dr. Dahesh effects his miracles in "Saloon's" not Continued on Page 191.

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