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JohnJoeGreen
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In the scene when Paul Newman is doing "Flourishes" waiting to go and Con Mr Lonighan at poker, is it Paul Newman doing this or somone else?
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I read in another thread it was John Scarne's hands Smile
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Thanks Neale. I will look him up... most appreciated. Even though I own the film it does not have anything about him. Thanks again!
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Neale is correct. John Scarne was a technical advisor on the set of "The Sting", and also his hands where the hands seen in many of the close-ups where it took some skill to perform the things being performed. Here is the URL of a brief history on John Scarne's life that I thought you might find interesting; http://www.kifchan.com/magicians/classic......arne.htm

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P.S. It mentions the thing about "The Sting" in the second last paragraph.
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Thank you for your keen eye. I have not read it yet but eagerly want to. I've just come in from that bloody restaurant and am having the bath that I deserve.
Thank you Lez.
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