ricky jay and his 52 assistants

Documentary I’m Officially Looking Forward To: Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Posted by Matthew on April 17, 2013
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Ricky Jay

I don’t remember how old I was. I was already a fan of magic and illusion, although I never pursued it as a hobby. I was surfing channels on the 10 foot satellite dish we had when I was a kid and I stumbled across a show called “Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants”. From that point on, through his appearances in film and television I have been a fan of Ricky Jay. The man has a sense of quiet theatricality and an immese pool of knowledge and skill, and he handles a deck of cards so well that if given the chance to play with him I’d never let him shuffle.

And now there is a documentary about him. Lets watch after the jump! Continue reading…

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