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The Leonard Lopate Show

Sleight-of-Hand Master Ricky Jay

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The sleight-of-hand man Ricky Jay explores the many sides of magic. He also discusses “Congress of Wonders, a Weekend of Entertainment and Edification,” in Rhinebeck, New York, July 11-14. It will feature in-depth discussions of sleight of hand along with talks highlighting the relationship of magic to theater, film, and psychology.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ricky Jay, author, acclaimed actor and magician, talks about his career in magic. He’s the subject of the documentary “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” which traces the story of his achievement, from his early apprenticeship, beginning at age 4, with his grandfather Max Katz, as well as with Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini, Francis Carlyle, and Roy Benson, all of whom were among the best magicians of the 20th century. “Deceptive Practice” is playing at Film Forum April 17-30.

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Studio 360

Game Show, Movie Theater, Rizzi

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Kurt Andersen and sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay look at American culture’s fascination with games. We listen to two poets navigate their way through a game-filled museum, explore the less-than-innocent world of schoolyard rhymes, and hear about how film school grads shot their entire opus in a video game. Plus a ...