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Bobby Bernard

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Bobby Bernard
BornBarnard Samuel Lerner
March 19, 1931
London, England
DiedNovember 10, 2014 (age 83)

Bobby Bernard (1931-2014) was a British magician who has made contributions to many magazines including the Pentagram and Apocalypse.


Bernard was a sickly child, so he was sent off to Wales to recuperate. When he came back to London his mother used to bribe him to go to the hospital by taking him to a magic shop.

He worked as a professional magician for 50 years before retiring.

He was a member of the group that used to meet every Saturday in London with Jack Avis, Roy Walton and Alex Elmsley.[1]



  • Magic in Miniature Lecture Notes (1958)
  • Bernard's Lesson on Coin Magic written by Lewis Ganson (1978)
  • Bernard's Lesson on Dice Stacking written by Lewis Ganson (1979)
  • Chapter 8: A Session with Bobby Bernard in The Art of Close Up Magic, Vol. 2, page 208 by Lewis Ganson (1969)
  • Tabled Bluff Pass in Apocalypse, Vol 4, No. 5, May 1981
  • The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard by Val Andrews (1982)
  • The Bobby Bernard False Cut in Card College Vol. 1, page 58 entitled The False Swing Cut.
  • Videos
    • Videonics V03 Bobby Bernard - Dice Stacking - Vol. 1 (1980)
    • Videonics V04 Bobby Bernard - Close-up Moves - Vol. 2 (1980)
    • Videonics V05 Bobby Bernard - Close-up Moves - Vol. 3 (1980)