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

That’s Incredible

By Richard | September 20, 2010

Travel back 3 decades as Richard Turner performs for John Davidson and Fran Tarkington on That’s Incredible. 7.5 minutes.

Dai Vernon Best Man

By Richard | September 11, 2010

Dai Vernon dressed up by MGM movie Studios. Richard Turner and Professor Vernon were dealing cards and could not be found when the wedding started. 5:31 minutes.

Coin Roll Record

By Richard | December 17, 2009

Richard is listed in the Record Holders Republic: Registry of Official World Records for holding the world’s record for one hand coin manipulation. See the details on the official world record certificate.

Richard Becomes Sixth Degree Black Belt

By Richard | December 3, 2009

In November 2009, under Grand Master John Murphy and Senior Master John Douglas, Richard Turner received his Master ranking Sixth Degree Black Belt in the Wa Do Kai system, a Japanese hard style karate. In the martial arts world. Mister Turner is now Master Turner.

Re-Deal Available on Bookshare

By Richard | November 17, 2009

Bookshare provides digital versions of print books for people with visual impairments, physical disabilities, and/or learning disabilities. Richard is pleased to make Re-Deal: A Time-Travel Thriller available on Bookshare so anyone with print disabilities can enjoy his story using text-to-speech or other adaptive technology.