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Like magic, pickpocketing requires certain skills but there are also secrets that make seemingly impossible steals well within the grasp of a competent magician. As a longtime confidant of Jim Ravel's and former artist for Genii magazine, Paul Butler was the perfect choice to write and illustrate this lifetime of secrets that kept Jimmy Ravel (Mr. Pickpocket) in constant demand as a top variety performer. With decades of professional experience as both a professional magician and pickpocket under his belt, Jimmy was the ideal person to bring the art of theatrical pickpocketing to the world of magic. He will teach you the applied psychology and step-by-step moves required to steal watches, wallets, belts, suspenders, cuff-links, neckties and even the shirt right off a spectator's back. So whether you are looking for an entirely new career or simply want to add some screamingly funny moments to your present act, Theatrical Pickpocketing is MUST reading for every working magician, or anyone who would like to be. Includes a glossary of pickpocketing terms and a valuable list of additional books on or about pickpocketing. Over 80 photos and illustrations complement this handsomely bound book.Author: Paul Butler
Illustrator: Paul Butler
Description: 137 pages measuring 7 by 10 inches
Hardbound with dustjacket
Published in 1988.