Nevertheless, because he happened to be in New York we had made a date to get together, and I, invoking a journalistic imperative, had specifically requested that he come by my office and do some magic while I took notes.He hemmed and hawed and then, reluctantly, consented.The rich friends hired out a 'Super VIP Square Bed' by the pool at the exclusive beach club, with costs 750 Euros (£650) a day and requires customers spend a minimum of 1,000 Euros (£867) on food and alcohol.playwright David Mamet and the theatre director Gregory Mosher affirm that some years ago, late one night in the bar of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago, this happened: Ricky Jay, who is perhaps the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive, was performing magic with a deck of cards.He wore a dark-gray suit and a black shirt that was open at the collar, and the colors seemed to match his mood.The most uplifting magic, Jay believes, has a spontaneous, improvisational vigor.
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