Putting a Hex on Hitler: LIFE Goes to a ‘Black Magic’ Party

William Seabrook demonstrates the proper tom-tom rhythm for a legitimate hex, while Florence Birdseye -- of the Birdseye frozen-food family -- keeps the beat on the right.
Curiosities
'40s
Thomas McAvoy—TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images

On a wet, windy evening in January 1941, a youthful band of idealists went to a cabin in the Maryland woods -- armed with drums, axes and lots of rum -- with one aim: "to kill Adolf Hitler by voodoo incantation." Read More

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