News About Richard

"Fooling Houdini" book

Fooling Houdini

By Richard | June 23, 2012

“Fooling Houdini,” the new book from Harper Collins by Alex Stone, hit the market June 19. The press release about the book states: Venturing from the Las Vegas Strip to the halls of academia, FOOLING HOUDINI traces the history of magic and the impact of its seminal moments, spotlighting the contributions of famous headliners and…

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Taking Toronto By Storm

By Richard | June 13, 2012

Recently Richard Turner appeared on the Morning Show in Toronto and was said to “take Toronto by storm.”

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Tree of Life Nominated for Three Academy Awards

By Richard | January 25, 2012

Tree of Life nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards: In the movie Tree of Life, Richard Turner was the casino dealer who uses his amazing card skills to swindle Brad Pitt at blackjack. Tree of Life won Best Film 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival and now is nominated for “Best Picture,” “Best Director,”…

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Article from Genii by Richard Turner on Tree of Life

By Richard | July 19, 2011

Richard Turner has an article in Genii, the Conjurer’s Magazine, about his experience in the movie Tree of Life with Brad Pitt. Read the article.

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Podcast Interview with Richard Turner and Jon Racherbaumer

By Richard | July 16, 2011

Podcast of an interview with Richard Turner and Author Jon Racherbaumer by Larry Bean and Michael Wilkinson at MagicRush.Net. The 90 minute interview covers many topics including “sight and insight and using the Mind’s Eye.”

Movie Trailer for Tree of Life

By Richard | July 12, 2011

Richard had the privilege of bamboozling Brad Pitt in the movie Tree Of Life, which won Best Film 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Terrence Malick wanted to make sure Brad Pit lost at the blackjack table so Richard was brought in to make sure Brad never won a hand. Don’t blink or you’ll…

Richard Turner, Mentor to the Spirit?

By Richard | July 9, 2011

The December issue of D. C. Comic “The Spirit” is all about magic, and The Spirit solves the murder of Ogden Thompson, a very famous magician/magic inventor. On the first frame (shown between the cover and full page image), Whit Haydn, Richard Turner, and Johnny “Ace” Palmer are named by The Spirit as the top…

Perfect Interlace Shuffle

By Richard | July 1, 2011

DESPERATELY SEEKING PRECISION IN EXECUTION AND DEFINITION Jon Racherbaumer The action of perfectly alternating playing cards, 26 and 26, is not easily named if the goal is accuracy. Even the noun “shuffle” seems inexact because it suggests clumsy randomness and asymmetrical mixing. Sure, the relative positions of the cards change, but the changes are cyclically…

Richard Turner Cheats Brad Pitt

By Richard | May 27, 2011

Richard bamboozled Brad Pitt in the movie, Tree of Life, which won Best Film 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Terrence Malick wanted to make sure Brad Pitt lost at the blackjack table so Richard was brought in to make sure Brad never won a hand. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the moment where…

Richard Turner at the Magic Castle

By Richard | May 6, 2011

Watch Richard Turner on Who’s Hoo at the Magic Castle with Fitzgerald. You will need a password to view the video. password: magic2011