Wand - Tony
by Tony Clark
found out Tony Giorgio passed away this morning. No details
Tony Giorgio:actor, magician and gambling
expert; he has appeared in more than 100 feature films and
television shows. He was also the technical advisor on magic
and gambling for Mission Impossible.
One of his notable performances was as Bruno Tattaglia,
in The Godfather.
Tony Giorgio is one of the world's foremost card manipulators.
He has written on the subject in the magician's magazine,
"Genii". Since 1991 Tony also lectures and writes
about con games and gambler's subterfuges.
He has produced and offers for sale several DVDs including
a visual treatise on the art of handmucking (holding out)
The 2 hour expose which has received international acclaim,
is entitled "The Ultimate Work." The work demonstrates
in detail the magicians' palm and the applicability of the
gamblers' palm and methodology to the art of card magic.
Additionally and most recently, Tony has published a pamphlet
entitled, "Tossing Broads". Tossing Broads is
a copy of Tony's lecture notes originally entitled "Reminiscences
and Magic". Nowhere in the literature of magic is "Three
Card Monte"--known as "Tossing Broads" in
the demi-monde of the America grifter, been accurately described.
Actually, there's no game called "Three Card Monte";
it's a total swindle, a con game designed to separate larcenous
marks from their money.
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