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The Huffington Post book page has published an excerpt from Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind. The excerpt comes from the chapter on Richard Turner.  

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The Magic Life, produced by Nelson Chang, is a documentary film about magic and magicians. Richard Turner, Kim Turner and Asa Spades Turner are all featured in The Magic Life. Recently The Magic Life got into another festival / screening series — it’s called DocuWeeks and it’s put on by the International Documentary Association. The…

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Richard Turner appeared on the Morning Show in Toronto recently. View the video of his appearance. Richard was also interviewed by CBC, and the video is available online.

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"Fooling Houdini" book

“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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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