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Ricky Jay (1948–2018)

Författare till Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women

35+ verk 1,164 medlemmar 11 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Ricky Jay was born Richard Jay Potash in Brooklyn, New York in 1948. He first performed magic in public at the age of 4. At the age of 7, he appeared on a television show called Time for Pets, plopping a guinea pig into a top hat and appearing to turn it into a chicken. He left home as a teenager visa mer and worked at Lake George and at the Electric Circus. He appeared in about 40 movies and television shows including House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner, Redbelt, State and Main, Tomorrow Never Dies, Boogie Nights, and Deadwood. In the 1990s, he and Michael Weber founded the consulting firm Deceptive Practices. Their film-industry projects included a wheelchair that made Gary Sinise's Vietnam War-veteran character in Forrest Gump appear to be a double amputee. Jay wrote several books including Cards as Weapons, Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, Celebrations of Curious Characters, and Matthias Buchinger: The Greatest German Living. He died on November 24, 2018 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: Photo by David Shankbone, April 25, 2008

Verk av Ricky Jay

Jay's Journal of Anomalies (2001) 248 exemplar
Cards As Weapons (1900) 100 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Potash, Richard Jay
Födelsedag
1948
Avled
2018-11-24
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dödsort
Los Angeles, California, USA
Yrken
magician
actor
Priser och utmärkelser
The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize (2017)

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An incredible illustrated historical account of circus's and sideshows from history with stunning, disturbing, haunting, peculiar and weird imagery from programs and posters that were used to advertise these shows. It's a fantastic book that I re-read regularly and truly mark as one of the best of its kind, even this many years since its release.
 
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Chris.Cummings | 7 andra recensioner | Dec 29, 2022 |
A master doing his life's work. Amazing
 
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sframe1 | May 22, 2021 |
One of the many "compendium of oddities" books I always end up buying alongside stuff like "Medical Aberrations & Modern Day Monsters" and picture books of limbless musicians. I only wish it was longer. Very pretty but kinda flimsy. I like "learned" as an adjective quite a bit.
 
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uncleflannery | May 16, 2020 |
An exhaustive exploration that will captivate you if you have the interest. We've enjoyed being tricked for a long time.
 
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ThomasPluck | 7 andra recensioner | Apr 27, 2020 |

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Verk
35
Även av
6
Medlemmar
1,164
Popularitet
#22,078
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
11
ISBN
20
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
1

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