Jay’s Journal of Anomalies – Ricky Jay


Un livre de Ricky Jay sur les divertissements « bizarres » de l’époque.

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Jay’s Journal of Anomalies

Conjurers, Cheats, Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters, Impostors, Pretenders, Sideshow Showmen, Armless Calligraphers, Mechanical Marvels, Popular Entertainments.

One of the New York Times’s « Notable Books » and a Los Angeles Times « Best Book of the Year »: Ricky Jay’s brilliant excursion into the history of bizarre entertainments. Ingesters of stones, stoats, and swords have long compelled my attention. Signor Hervio Nano, the fantastic homunculus, defied conventional taxonomy. The well-trained flea has shown sufficient rationality to drive a chariot, impersonate Napoleon, or reenact the siege of Antwerp. Note the enduring popularity of severing from the head its most protuberant organthe nose. The Bonassus, advertised as unique, was in 1821 the most numerous hoofed quadruped on the face of the earth. In an era rich in examples of animal scholarship, Munito was a star. The multitalented Ricky Jay (sleight-of-hand artist, actor, author, and scholar…
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Ricky Jay.

Ricky Jay was born Richard Jay Potash in Brooklyn, New York in 1948. He first performed magic in public at the age of 4. At the age of 7, he appeared on a television show called Time for Pets, plopping a guinea pig into a top hat and appearing to turn it into a chicken. He left home as a teenager and worked at Lake George and at the Electric Circus. He appeared in about 40 movies and television shows including House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner, Redbelt, State and Main, Tomorrow Never Dies, Boogie Nights, and Deadwood. In the 1990s, he and Michael Weber founded the consulting firm Deceptive Practices. Their film-industry projects included a wheelchair that made Gary Sinise’s Vietnam War-veteran character in Forrest Gump appear to be a double amputee.

Éditions The Quantuck Lane Press – Ce livre à la couverture souple, format 22 x 28, contient 202 pages. En très bon état. Publié en 2003

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Poids1 kg
Dimensions30 × 30 × 10 cm

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