Berglas on Cards

58. Think of a Card, 518

59. Think of a Card Plus, 524

60. The Berglas Effect, 527 Any Card at Any Number, 527 Jazz Magic, 529

A Foundation for Miracles, 531 The Bridge, 533 Expect the Unexpected, 535 The Psychology of Numbers, 536 On Stage, 537 Pointing the Effect, 538 A Different Presentation, 538 Sheer Devilment, 539 An Interlude, 540 In Conclusion, 541

Final Thoughts by David Berglas, 543 Mystery and Imagination, 543 Style and Image, 544 The Impossible or Too Impossible, 545 Reaching an Audience, 546 The Television Medium, 547 Creating Mysteries Off the Stage, 549 Opportunities and Personalities, 551 Decision to Retire, 552 My Family, 555 With Many Thanks, 557 A Final Story, 558

The Man in the Glass, 560

Index, 562

Dedicated to my wife Ruth—

The One who has always acted as a sympathetic sounding board for all my outlandish ideas and who, on occasions, has sounded off herself!

The Ten basic effects that have carried me throughout my career.

The Hundreds of mishaps which hopefully the audience were not aware of.

The Thousands of shows, presented in every conceivable (and inconceivable) situation.

The Tens of Thousands of volunteers, without whom there would have been no shows.

And finally...

The Millions of people who made up my audiences, most of whom I never had the chance to meet or to say, thank you,

"Thank You!"

—David Berglas

David Berglas' fifty years in the public eye: A portrait from an early nightclub act featuring a magazine test.

On BBC Radio—a dartboard prediction.

Magic on children's television, Five O'clock Club, with sons Peter and Marvin.

On NBC's Kraft Music Hali with Victor Borge.

Numbers and ESP on his 1974 Swedish television series, Man of Mystery.

Lecturing for magicians: the production of two knots, then rope glasses!

On NBC's Kraft Music Hali with Victor Borge.

Numbers and ESP on his 1974 Swedish television series, Man of Mystery.

Lecturing for magicians: the production of two knots, then rope glasses!

A production number with the Q.E.2 showgirls.

A product launch for the Ford Motor Company.

Elected "King Rat," of The Grand Order of Water Rats, the famous show business charity organisation.

Colour Plates

These illustrations are referenced in the text of The Mind and Magic of David Berglas.

The coloured wheel used for the Clynol sales presentation,

Vitonette, page 236.

The discs used for Coloured Discs, featured in David's Man, Myth &

BOOK PLAY FILM

RED GREEN BLUE

David's "Book, Play, Film" routine: see

"Would You Make a Reliable Witness," page 364

BLUE GREEN YELLOW

When David Berglas was the subject of This is Your Life, the final surprise guest was Uri Geller.

The Art Of Cold Reading

The Art Of Cold Reading

Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.

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