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Butler, Paul: Jim Ravel's Theatrical Pickpocketing
©1988 Magical Publications, Pasadena, CA
Hardcover, 7x10", 137 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0915181186
Theatrical
              Pickocketing
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Contents:

7 Preface
9 Publisher's Note
11 About the Authors
15 Warning
16 Pickpocketing and the Law
19 Pickpocketing through the Years
25 Basic Information

31 Volunteers
31 Selecting Volunteers
33 How Many Volunteers?
33 Problem Volunteers
35 Unusual Cirumstances

41 The Pickpocket Act
41 Rehearsing
42 Staging
44 Dressing for the Act
44 Misdirection
45 Using a Microphone
46 Flashing the Goods

51 Getting Caught
52 Protecting Yourself

57 Tricks of the Trade
57 Magic Tricks
57 General Tricks
58 Stage Tricks
59 Close Up Tricks
59 Close Up Pickpocketing

63 Touching
64 Lessons in Touching

71 Watch Steals
71 Buckle Bands
75 Metal Expansion Band Watch
78 Metal Clasp Type Watch
79 Metal Watch Band Routine
79 Ravel's Other Routine
80 More Watch Steals

83 Wallet Steals
84 Million Dollar Wallet Steal
85 Two Million Dollar Wallet Steal
86 Inside Coat Pocket Wallet Steal

93 Stealing Objects from Pockets
93 Front Trouser Pocket
95 Outside Coat Pocket
97 Breast Pocket Steals

103 Stealing Belts and Suspenders
103 Stealing Belts
107 Stealing Suspenders

113 Miscellaneous Steals
113 Stealing a Necktie
116 Stealing Cufflinks

121 The Shirt Steal

127 Additional Information
127 Bits and Pieces
128 Pickpocket Prevention

133 Glossary of Terms
137 Bibliography



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