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Ricky Jay
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A copy of magician/scholar Jay's book "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women" is shown in prominent place among Stanley's volumes on table in Magnolia (1999).

Famous for his astounding ability to throw playing cards, and is listed in the Guiness of World Records for throwing a playing card a hundred and ninety feet at ninety miles an hour. From ten paces he can throw a playing card into the flesh of a watermelon.

Serious scholar of unusual performance, and is the author of "Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women", which chronicles the bizarre performers found in Cicuses, Sideshows and other odd places. He is also the author of "Cards as Weapons".

Jay is noted as one of magic's expert card technicians. Jay is also the curator of the Milbourne Christopher collection of magic in the Los Angeles area. The late Christopher wrote the seminal "Illustrated History of Magic."

Ricky Jay stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
House of Games 1987 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Things Change 1988 With Jessica 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Hoyts Branford 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Boogie Nights 1997 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 ****
The Spanish Prisoner 1997 at home on DVD 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Mystery Men 1999 Hoyts Branford 0000-00-00 1/2 *
State and Main 2000 at Branford Hoyts with Cheri 2001-01-12 *** 1/2
Heartbreakers 2001 Showcase North Haven 2001-05-12 ** 1/2
Heist 2001 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts 2001-11-09 *** 1/2
The Great Buck Howard 2008 Suzy and Hanna 2011-02-21 *** 1/2