American Masters

Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

Season 29 Episode 1 | 53m 10s

This portrait of the inimitable magician Ricky Jay delves into the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand and its small circle of eccentric devotees. Jay is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts. Told largely in Jay’s own distinctive voice, the documentary traces the story of his achievement and that of other master magicians.

Aired: 01/23/15

Expired: 01/23/16

Rating: NR

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