The Bio-Vlog

Read Richard's life story and watch his videos.

The Greatest Celebrities: BioVlog 175 of 384

June 22, 2021

Bobby Yerkes comes over, slaps me on the back and says, “You will be playing to some of the most celebrated entertainers in show-biz. Go get’em. They’re all rich. Take their money. Take it all!” With pocketed cards, I grab my miniature green felted poker…

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Tag-Along: BioVlog 174 of 384

June 22, 2021

On another auspicious occasion, my stuntman friend, Bobby Yerkes, books me to entertain at a party honoring the 1984 Emmy Award winners for behind-the-scenes categories: writers, producers, production people, and so on. Right away the technical producer approaches me and says sternly, “Your wife Janalee…

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Genii Magazine: BioVlog 173 of 384

June 22, 2021

After the 1982 wedding, in Genii Magazine Vernon pens:  “A few days after returning to Hollywood, Bill Bowers, who amazes everyone by his generosity and thoughtfulness, drove Chris Michaels and his wife, Evelyn, Judy Dolan, and myself to San Diego to attend Richard Turner’s wedding.…

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Janalee Anger Vixen: BioVlog 172 of 384

June 22, 2021

I pocket my cards and we eventually make it to the ceremony, where vows are successfully exchanged. After the wedding, my sister Lori comes up to me and asks thoroughly disgusted, “What kind of evil woman have you married? Janalee just came up to me…

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Bride Waits – Professor Watches: BioVlog 171 of 384

June 22, 2021

(Vernon is my best man, and he’s dressed in classic gambling dandy attire, replete with top hat and cane. The outfit has been furnished by MGM Studios and Jim Blowers, not surprisingly, is my best sidekick.) Professor and I have sequestered ourselves in the minister’s…

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Best-Man and Celebrities: BioVlog 170 of 384

June 22, 2021

To further improve the odds of this marriage succeeding, I purchase another home and rent out the others. It is a six bedroom, three bath home that includes a photographic dark room. It is entirely solar-heated, and the bathroom tiles heat up at an appropriate…

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Two Champs and a Snatch: BioVlog 169 of 384

June 22, 2021

I’m minding my own business on the floor of a Vegas casino when I think I’m being kidnapped. I freeze with concern when four burly African-American men approach me. One says, “Richard Turner, you’re coming with us!”   I stiffen, ready to hold my ground thinking…

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Thwacking: BioVlog 168 of 384

June 21, 2021

Ricky Jay and I have sunk all of our balls and are fighting for the 8 ball for the win. The room is dead quiet. I can feel dozens of eyes watching my every move. It’s my shot. I circle the table about five times…

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Hustling on the Green: BioVlog 167 of 384

June 21, 2021

It’s Dai Vernon’s 88th birthday and we are celebrating it at Bill Bower’s beautiful home.  We all start playing pool. I win the first two games, holding the table, and the next to play is Ricky Jay. (Jay has gained significant notoriety, appearing on many…

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June 21, 2021

At my table sharing with me their observations are again pick-pocket King Bob Arno, gaming protection expert Steve Forte and a new guest cardman Simon Lovell. Gentleman please carry on.” “Of course Jon.” Arno says, “I believe Richard’s drive to overcome every challenge, is a…

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Table of Contents

(In chronological order)

BioVlog Introduction

February 2, 2021

Prolog—Part 1 of 3: 1981: Meeting Mr. Cool (BioVlog 1 of 384)

February 4, 2021

Prolog-Part 2: No Mucking: BioVlog 2 of 384

February 5, 2021

Prolog-Part 3: I want to buy you: BioVlog 3 of 384

February 6, 2021

Table Talk 1

February 8, 2021

Chapter 1: 1963, Ravaging the Retinas: BioVlog 4 of 384

February 9, 2021

E = Fog: BioVlog 5 of 384

February 10, 2021

Even the Deaf can see the Bad Guys: BioVlog 6 of 384

February 11, 2021

VH Means Freak: BioVlog 7 of 384

February 12, 2021

No Braille for Me: BioVlog 8 of 384

February 15, 2021

Controlling by Touch: BioVlog 9 of 384

February 16, 2021

Destiny: BioVlog 10 of 384

February 17, 2021

Mustard on Banana Peels: BioVlog 11 of 384

February 18, 2021

Mother’s revulsion: BioVlog 12 of 384

February 19, 2021

Table Talk 2

February 22, 2021

Unwilling Class Clown: BioVlog 13 of 384

February 23, 2021

Piggy-Magoo – Gods of the Fly: BioVlog 14 of 384

February 24, 2021

Incineration: BioVlog 15 of 384

February 25, 2021

Roofing knifes Kill: BioVlog 16 of 384

February 26, 2021

Eye Burning: BioVlog 17 of 384

March 1, 2021

Pity-Pot: BioVlog 18 of 384

March 2, 2021

Three Bucks a Tab: BioVlog 19 of 384

March 3, 2021

Typing Scam: BioVlog 20 of 384

March 4, 2021

Two-Man Tab: BioVlog 21 of 384

March 5, 2021

Table Talk 3

March 8, 2021

Twisted Colors: BioVlog 22 of 384

March 9, 2021

Subconscious in external Space: BioVlog 23 of 384

March 10, 2021

Secret Hole: BioVlog 24 of 384

March 11, 2021

Hollow Decks: BioVlog 25 of 384

March 12, 2021

Cracking Locks: BioVlog 26 of 384

March 15, 2021