Sleight of Hand: ‘American Masters’ Profiles a Magician for the First Time. Can You Guess Who? It’s Not Harry Houdini, David Copperfield or Penn & Teller

Jan 7, 2015  •  Post A Comment

PBS’s “American Masters” profiles a magician for the first time in its season premiere on Jan. 23, 2015.

Says PBS, the magician, the multi-talented Ricky Jay, “is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts. A writer and speaker on subjects as varied as arcane conjuring literature, con games (e.g. dice, poker, etc.) and sense perception, Jay performed a left-field brand of comedy magic in comedy clubs early in his career.”

Here’s a clip “from Ricky Jay’s three-card monte from his one-man show, “Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants,” which premiered Off-Broadway in 1994″:

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