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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: Own On? Rating
House of Games 1987 With Jessica *** 1/2
Things Change 1988 With Jessica DVD *** 1/2
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Hoyts Branford Digital *** 1/2
Boogie Nights 1997 Showcase Orange Digital ****
The Spanish Prisoner 1997 at home on DVD DVD *** 1/2
Mystery Men 1999 Hoyts Branford 1/2 *
State and Main 2000 at Branford Hoyts with Cheri DVD *** 1/2
Heartbreakers 2001 Showcase North Haven ** 1/2
Heist 2001 w/ Suzy at Branford Hoyts Digital *** 1/2
The Great Buck Howard 2008 Suzy and Hanna Digital *** 1/2