Michael Close wrote the following about Harry Riser in "Workers #3":
"I had very little contact with any other magicians until I was twenty years old. Everything I learned, I learned from books, and I read a lot of books. Everything I could get my hands on. I considered myself fairly knowledgable. And yet, the first time I spent an evening with Harry Riser I felt like I knew nothing. What I experienced was a philosophy of magic in action, combined with an extremely high degree of technical ability."
I purchased 'The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser' for the paltry sum of $20.00 (plus postage) through Richard's 'scratch & dent' sale. This book provides a clear insight into what Michael Close was referring to. It is an excellent book containing material of the highest calibre. If you don't own a copy, do yourself a favour and buy one.
A question for Richard.....who is the guy pictured with Dai Vernon and Harry Riser in the photograph on page 119?