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Topic: Pickpocketing reaources
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Jun 5, 2016 02:04PM)
Hello all. I am looking for a list of all the pickpocketing resources, books, dvds, and the such out there. I am currently in a position to increase my library and this is an area I feel is lacking. Any help will be appreciated. If this already exist a link would be likewise appreciated
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Jul 5, 2016 02:07AM)
I'll be out to my storage facility in a day or two. I'll check to see what I have. I'm fairly sure that there is a book or possibly two. There might even be a VHS tape or two.

I'll PM you in a few days.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Jul 5, 2016 12:40PM)
I look forward to it
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Jul 6, 2016 04:16PM)
I was "out there" this afternoon, and, found some notes by Harris Solomon, a booklet by Eddie Joseph, published by Percy Abbott, some related articles, and "James Ravel's Theatrical Pickpocketing" written and illustrated by Paul Butler, edited by Mike Caveney. copyright 1988. I also found a couple VHS tapes.

PM me, and, we can talk about it. I did a pickpocket act, about 49 years ago. I was never "great", but, I picked up some "good" money! On a vacation in Europe, I "horsed" for DOMINIQUE.

Message: Posted by: kris attard (Jul 30, 2018 03:21PM)
Hi, here's a list of books off the top of my head...

Eddie Joseph - old small book but useful, has different names, just look for the name + pickpocketing
Eddie Joseph - The Art of BodyLoading & Productions (the opposite of pickpocketing but also useful)
Ravel - Theatrical Pickpocketing
Pierre Jacques - Complete Course in Pickpocketing
James Freedman - Pick a Pocket or Two
Ricky Dunn - The Professional Stage Pickpocket
Watch - a good PDF obtainable from Jacques le Sueur of South Africa (http://jacqueslesueur.com/magic/ also on Penguin)
Also if you can find them there was a collection of good instructional articles on Gen many years back by Roger Crosthwaite.

Hope that helps :-)