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Ricky Jay: Cards and the Art of the Con

In <i>Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants, </i> the sleight-of-hand artist explores the art of the con in general, and the game of Three Card Monte in particular.
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In Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants, the sleight-of-hand artist explores the art of the con in general, and the game of Three Card Monte in particular.

Sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay has astounded audiences with his physical abilities. And readers have also been impressed with the wealth of facts he has gathered from the world of carnivals and conmen. Jay has also acted in the films of David Mamet -- who produces his stage shows -- and in the HBO series Deadwood.

Guest:

Ricky Jay, performer, author, Extraordinary Exhibitions: The Wonderful Remains of an Enormous Head, the Whimsiphusicon & Death to the Savage Unitarians

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