Category Archives: Magic

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay, A Documentary About Magician Ricky Jay

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Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries & Mentors of Ricky Jay is a documentary about Ricky Jay, the renowned magician, actor, and writer. The film follows Jay’s life from his childhood as the son of an amateur magician, to his successful one-man shows and his film and television appearances. The film also spotlights Ricky Jay’s two most important mentors, magicians Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller.

The documentary was directed by Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein. It opens at the Film Forum in New York City on April 17, 2013.

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Apollo Robbins – The Gentleman Thief

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American sleight-of-hand artist Apollo Robbins aka ‘The Gentleman Thief’ visited the Today Show in mid-January to share his pickpocketing techniques. During the segment Robbins pickpockets Matt Lauer, Willie Geist and Ryan Seacrest with ease and reveals how he is able to steal your belongings without you noticing.

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10 Bets You Will Never Lose

Richard Wiseman teaches you ten bets you will always win. Some require a little practice.

You’re going to need some paper clips, water, coins, matchsticks as well as a gullible friend.

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Magician Simon Pierro Performs iPad Beer Trick At The Hofbraeuhaus

Magician artist Simon Pierro shows the iPad magic at the world famous German “Hofbraeuhaus” in Munich, Germany.

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Magician Mathieu Bich Fools Penn & Teller

On the Jonathan Ross-hosted magic competition show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, magicians are challenged to successfully fool world-renowned illusionists Penn and Teller for a chance to open for the duo at their long-running magic show in Vegas. Magician Mathieu Bich successfully fools Penn & Teller with his signature “Spreadwave” card trick.

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Michael Chabon & Ayelet Walden Developing HBO Series Tentatively Titled Hobgoblin

HBO has commissioned famed screenwriter/author Michael Chabon (Wonderboys, Spider-Man 2) and his wife, novelist Ayelet Walden to develop a period piece detailing the exploits of magicians against Adolf Hitler.

The series, tentatively titled Hobgoblin, will focus on a group of con men and magicians using their skills in deception and illusion to outwit the forces of the Third Reich in World War II.

A  documented example of this type of deception is the magician Jasper Maskelyne who created illusions of armies, tanks and battleships and even mis-directed German bombers away from Alexandria and the Suez Canal.

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Card Hit Wonder By Justin Flom

A very cool card trick set to music from Justin Flom.

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