David Berglas LIVE (Penguin Live)
An extended interview with one of the most influential mentalists in history.
What did he teach?
The legendary David Berglas shares with me, and you, a rich and compelling retrospective of his stellar career spanning well over half a century. He has literally appeared in every form of media known to mankind, and performed in every type of venue… including places you’d never expect. He takes us behind-the-scenes to reveal the immense amount of thought and effort that went into performing his very first publicity stunt. And, when you realize he conceived the solution to this incredible challenge without ever having performed anything before, you begin to appreciate the brilliance of this remarkable man. He then proceeds to show us some of his other big stunts, including revealing information by tracing it out with a motorcycle. That’s pretty bad-ass!
David also talks about his early TV work, some of the famous people he’s met and performed for, and his involvement with the Magic Circle. We also get a chance to chat with his son, Marvin, about what it was like to have a famous father and how it inspired him to start his own successful magic company. David then shares more great stories about celebrities and his involvement in motion pictures. Plus, we get a glimpse at the third generation of the Berglas magic dynasty.
You really owe it to yourself to listen to this fascinating man whose elegant complexity of methods baffled generations of audiences and magicians alike. Yes, you’ll learn some secrets, big secrets… but, more importantly, you’ll learn a new way to think about your effects, your career, and yourself.
If you want to learn about the commitment it takes to become a legend, and what it’s like to live the life of an International Man of Mystery…you absolutely have to tune in here.
Who is he?
David Berglas is a psychological illusionist and mentalist. Known as the “International Man of Mystery”, he is said to be one of the world’s leading mentalists. The “Holy Grail” of Card Magic is known as “The Berglas Effect” which is also known as ACAAN (Any Card At Any Number).
Some of the celebrities he has entertained include Winston Churchill, Aristotle Onassis, Paul Getty, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Michael Jackson, the Sultan of Brunei and most of the British Royal Family!
Along with being a creative consultant on films such as the 1967 version of Casino Royale, Tim Burton’s Batman, George Lucas’s Willow, he was one of the first magicians to appear on British television with his own show Meet David Berglas in 1954. Numerous other television series followed and were highly acclaimed in Holland, Sweden, Norway and Germany.
His many honors include residing as President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (British Ring), 1976-1977, being President of The Magic Circle (1989-1998), in 1991 he became the subject of television’s This Is Your Life, and the Magic Circle presented him with the coveted “Gold Medal” in the year 2000, which was only the sixth ever to be awarded since 1905.