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Legendary close up magician, magic historian, and filmmaker Ricky Jay has passed (1 Viewer)

Mysto

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It is very sad. Ricky's one man show was the start of close-up magicians being able to perform in larger venues. He proved, if the show was good enough, it would play in a theater setting. That paved the way for this years Americas Got Talent winner Shin Lim.
Ricky could be a stinker but his talent was great and his knowledge and love of variety artists of the past unsurpassed.
 

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I saw the documentary about him, "Deceptive Practices," three or four years ago. Not a good film, but he's great to watch. It made me regret not going to see his live show in NYC when I had the chance.
 

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