E81: “The Blackburn Cult” - May Otis Blackburn


April 16, 2019

Many actors wait tables while they're waiting for their big break; May and Ruth Blackburn started a cult. In 1920s Los Angeles, this mother-daughter duo swindled a fortune from their followers while promising them fortune and immortality. 


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