Richard Valentine Pitchford, widely known as the great Cardini, was a legendary magician and former president of the Magician's Guild.
"After an introduction by Ernie Kovacs, Cardini performs the 'intoxicated English gentleman' routine that made him famous. This recording, from the 'Festival of Magic' television program in 1957, is the only known footage of Cardini in action. He reportedly developed his ability to manipulate cards with gloved hands by practicing while in the trenches during WWI."
Cardini's performance is truly elegant. Calling all card trick aficionados, time to watch and learn.