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July 26, 2022

It was in the 1930s that the history of the Crescent Hotel took the dark turn that fascinates Fitzgibbon. A “former vaudeville magician, turned inventor, turned millionaire business man, turned populist radio host, turned cancer doctor without a day of medical training in his life,” Norman G. Baker, who called himself “doctor,” lured the dying to the Baker Hospital located at the hotel, promising them he could cure them at his “Castle in the Air.” (Courtesy Image/Copyright Sean Fitzgibbon)

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