Another great magician has gone
Broken Wand - Bruce Cervon

Message from Dale Hindman

Just wanted you to know that Bruce Cervon passed away last night.

More detail to follow shorty.

From the Whaley's Who's Who in Magic

Cervon, Bruce, AIMC

(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 since c1990.

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, 308pp).

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).

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