Final Thoughts by David Berglas

When discussing this book with Jim Steinmeyer in his home in Bi rbank, California, I asked him what he thought I should put into my Final Thoughts. Interestingly, he pointed out that this would be the first time the reader would hear from me personally. I had not thought of this because 1 have been thoroughly involved in the preparation of the book with David Britland, referencing my diaries, notes, clippings, videos and photographs. It has been a long and time-consuming task. The manuscript...

The Newspaper Prediction

The Newspaper Prediction has been part of David's repertoire for many years. He has worked it in clubs and theatres on television and even radio. It is the most impossible version of this effect ever performed and it has baffled not only layman but also expert magicians. The best-known marketed version of this type of effect is Fogel's Headline Hunter but David's routine has its roots elsewhere. His presentation began not with Fogel but with Peter Warlock whom he saw perform a newspaper...

The Picture Post Challenge

David Berglas

In June 1953 David Berg las received a call krom Frank Dowljng, the editor of Picture Post magazine, Britain's most prestigious weekly news journal. I le wanted to put David's magical skills to the challenge. Did he think he could come up with a stunt worthy of inclusion in Picture Posts pages It was an offer no magician could refuse. It wasn't the first time that David had dealt with the Picture Post team. In 1952 they had photographed him at the British Ring Convention in Hastings. Over 400...