great magician has gone
Wand - Bruce Cervon
from Dale Hindman
wanted you to know that Bruce Cervon passed away last night.
More detail to follow shorty.
the Whaley's Who's Who in Magic
(Akron, Ohio: 20 Jun 1941- ) Stage name of Andrew Bruce
Cernava, a grandson of Yugoslav immigrants. Inspired around
age 7 when father taught him a one-hand cut. Soon self-taught
from Gilbert Mysto Magic set & the card section reprint
from Hoffmann's Modern Magic. Pro close-up & stand-up
magician since 1964 when he moved to Hollywood. 1971 AMA
Best Lecturer. AMA Best Close-up Magician 1973, 1976.
Expert court witness on gambling. AMA Treasurer 1978-94
& Secretary since 1994. Co-publisher (with Louis Falanga
& as successor to Larry Jennings) of L&L Publishing
Wrote The Real Work: Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon (1976,
64pp), The Cervon File (1987), Ultra Cervon (1990, 186pp,
with Stephen Minch), etc. See Mike Maxwell, Bruce Cervon's
The Black & White Trick and Other Assorted Mysteries
(1989, 151pp), and Stephen Minch, Bruce Cervon: Hard-Boiled
Mysteries (1998m 192pp). Produced The Vernon Chronicles
(4 vols, 1988-92), including as Vol.4 co-edited (with Keith
Burns, He Fooled Houdini: Dai Vernon a Magical Life (1992,
Tricks in Genii, Pallbearers, Epilogue, Ibidem, Cardiste,
Hierophant, Talisman, Linking Ring, Magic & Spells,
Magick, MUM, Richard's Almanac, & in books by others.
TV segments. 2 audios; 2 videos ("Ultra Cervon).