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Actor and Master of Deception Ricky Jay

Jay has been called "one of the greatest sleight of hand artist in the world." He is the star of the off-Broadway show "Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants" which is directed by David Mamet. Jay's collaboration with Mamet goes back to when he appeared in Mamet's films "House of Games," "Things Change," "Homicide," and "Spanish Prisoner." Jay also appears in the recent movies "Tomorrow Never Dies," and "Boogie Nights." Jay is also the author of "Cards as Weapons," "The Magic Magic Book," and the 1986 book "Learned Pigs, and Fireproof Women." which will be re-published this fall. Today's program was recorded before a "live" audience last month in San Francisco.



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