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Jay, Ricky

Works: 67 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 12,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Music  History  Film and video adaptations  Pictorial works  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Anecdotes 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Composer, Author of introduction, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ricky Jay
The prestige by Christopher Nolan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In turn-of-the-century Victorian London, charismatic showman Robert Angier and gifted illusionist Alfred Borden are two young magicians whose friendship is destroyed when the love of Angier's life dies in a trick gone wrong. Their rivalry escalates into an obsession full of deceit and sabotage. When Borden's "transported man" trick becomes famous, Angier will go to any length to top it, even pursuing a fantastic and frightening machine developed by Nicola Tesla
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax."--Container
Learned pigs & fireproof women by Ricky Jay ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heist by David Mamet ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime
The great Buck Howard ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assistant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life
The Spanish prisoner by David Mamet ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and French and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe Ross is the inventor of "The Process," a top-secret formula which promises to make his company unimaginably rich. But when Joe meets a successful, cynical businessman he begins to suspect that his boss will never share the profits. And with that seed of doubt planted, an intricate con-game soon falls into place
Redbelt by David Mamet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life
The ranger, the cook and a hole in the sky by Sam Elliott ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1919 young Mac joins the Forest Rangers who teaches him the meaning of hard work. He also clashes with the cook who turns out to have a secret talent other than just cooking and bonding with his dinner bell
HeartBreakers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother-daughter con team attempts to take advantage of a tobacco tycoon
Jay's journal of anomalies : conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, impostors, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels, popular entertainments by Ricky Jay ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The multitalented Ricky Jay (sleight-of-hand artist, actor, author, and scholar of the unusual) wrote and published a unique and beautifully designed quarterly called Jay's Journal of Anomalies. Already coveted collector's items, the sixteen issues are now gathered here in a complete set, with significant new material and illustrations. A brilliant excursion into the history of bizarre entertainments, the journal was described in The New York Times as "beautiful and elegant ... a combination of rigorous scholarship and personal rumination.""--BOOK JACKET
House of games ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A therapist and best-selling author must confront her own demons when she meets a man who has gambling debts and she feels compelled to help him
Boogie nights by Paul Thomas Anderson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of Dirk Diggler's rise to fame in this hilarious look at the pornography industry, the free-spirited 70s, and the indulgent 80s. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, and winner of various other industry awards
Gus Van Sant's last days ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. Blake is a brilliant but troubled musician whose success has left him in a lonely place. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in his wooded home ... a fugitive from his own life
Rogue's gallery pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extraordinary exhibitions : the wonderful remains of an enormous head, the whimsiphusicon, & death to the savage Unitarians by Ricky Jay ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Son of rogues gallery pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Producer Hal Willner has made a specialty of matching maverick artists, often in unexpected pairings, with surprising material; in 2006, he offered up a supreme example with the first volume of Rogues Gallery, hatched up on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with actor Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski, who serve as executive producers of both volumes
Deceptive practice : the mysteries and mentors of Ricky Jay ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author and performer who provokes astonishment from even the most jaded audiences. This is a mesmerizing journey into the world of modern magic and a look at those who have mastered it
Things change by David Mamet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gino, an old Italian-American shoeshine man, is asked by the local crime chief to confess to a murder. If he agrees, he will be back on the street in three years, and the mob will give him his dream--a fishing boat of his own in Sicily. First Gino refuses, then he changes his mind. Jerry, a younger syndicate underling, is to guard him over the weekend until he can confess on Monday. The two men retire to a hotel room, where Jerry grows restless, says the hell with it, and decides to take the old guy to Tahoe for the weekend. More complications follow, of purely Mamet-ian sorts, in this combination of comedy and menace
Deadwood the complete series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The town of Deadwood, South Dakota is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in the late 1870's
Dice : deception, fate & rotten luck by Ricky Jay ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato said God invented dice. This we learn from one of the fascinating essays, which take readers from the origins of dice to the myriad forms of cheating throughout history. Rosamond Purcell's luminous photographs transform dice made from unstable celluloid into an art form
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Alternative Names
Jay Potash, Richard.
Potash, Richard Jay.
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English (97)
French (2)
German (1)