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Cervon File, The by Bruce Cervon

(c. 1988) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

I was quite surprised to read the previous review, it is obvious that this person knows very little about magic or didn’t actually read this book. I have been lucky enough to have seen Mr. Cervon perform at the Magic Castle and he is truly one of the best. I have also seen him fry magicians and layman alike with some of the tricks in this book. There are nearly 70 items and if you only got the “Devil’s Elevator” you would have gotten your moneys worth. It is a very easy and an extremely commercial trick.

Looking at the contents I see many items that I use but will only mention a few of what I think are “classic” tricks. “Perfect Speller” (a killer for magicians and layman but be sure to use the option to tell the spectator if he lied or told the truth), “Aerodynamic Aces” (the original invisible palm ace routine, a great trick no matter how you cut it) and try his “Open Prediction” I saw him do this on TV once and thought it was a stooge. It’s that good.

In short this is book that any magician should not be without, I own all the books with his name attached as I find them to be FULL of top quality practical professional magic.

 

Contents: (Wolfgang, aka CyberCardMagic of Berlin, Germany)

7 Introduction by Bill Larsen Jr.
9 Preface
11 Publisher’s Note 
13 About Bruce Cervon

16 Chapter One: Favorite Effects File
17 Zauberkunste Triumph! 
19 The Vietnam Trick ( Vernon / Cervon ) 
22 Optic Delusion 
26 Quantum Jump 
29 Perfect Speller 
35 Face Up Flyers 
41 Aerodynamic Aces 
47 Half Cut Reverse 
49 Simple Triumph 
49 Three – Packet Triumph 
50 Kellie Displacement 
52 Simple Reverse 

56 Chapter Two: The Universal Card File
57 The Universal Card, Method I 
59 The Universal Card; Method II 
65 The Universal Card, Method III 
71 Universal Vanish 
75 Vanishing Universal 

80 Chapter Three: Top Secret File
81 Dual Affinity 
84 Two Card Reverse I 
87 Two Card Reverse II 
90 Finding the Aces 
95 Uncertainty 
98 Mental Uncertainty 
101 Diminishing Poker Deal 
105 Really Wild 
113 Rosecrans Reverse 
116 Hofzinser All – Backed 

122 Chapter Four: Non Card File
123 Unwind 
127 Rewind 
132 Off A Rope 
138 Pocket Slate Routine 
141 Puncture 

148 Chapter Five: Invisible Reverse File
149 Cervon´s Invisible Reverse 
155 Touched 
156 Retouched 
158 Touched Again 
160 Quite a Coincidence 
161 Surprise Reverse II 
162 Four of a Kind 
164 The Two – Fold Individual 
167 Side By Side 
168 Remember and Forget 
170 The Three – Way Eliminator 
171 Visibility Zero 
173 Invisible Reverse / Impossible 
175 Rorethought 

180 Chapter Six: Misc. Move File
181 The Tabled Top Change 
185 Paralyzed 
188 Culling the Paralyzed Palm 
191 Running Cut While Holding a Break 
193 Flip Over Force 
196 Flip Over Aces 

200 Chapter Seven: Gaffed Card File
201 Three Way Split 
204 Three Way Split ( Method 2 ) 
206 Three Way Split ( Method 3 ) 
208 Three Way Color Changing Deck 
211 Three the Hard Way 
215 Print Out 
220 Open Prediction 
223 Readers 

226 Chapter Eight: Bonus File
227 The Trap 
230 The Peek That Isn´t 
232 Devil´s Elevator 
234 The Pineapple Twist 
238 Cervon´s Ambush 
242 All Shook Up 
247 All Shook Up – Ungaffed 
249 LLL Transp 
252 Cut Prediction

  • Publisher: Magical Publications
  • Pages: 254
  • Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Edited by: Mike Caveney
  • Dimensions: 7″x10″
  • Date: 1988
  • Binding: hardbound

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2 reviews for Cervon File, The by Bruce Cervon

  1. reviews

    Worthless

    I regret to say that this is probably the worst book ever written by a great of magic. I purchased it in the hope to find a choice of inner secrets from the Magic Castle but, apart from a good force (Flip Over Force, page. 193), there is absolutely nothing practical in it. In my opinion this book simply should not be in between those other gems of magical literature. Stay away!

  2. Anonymous

    Great Book!

    I was quite surprised to read the previous review, it is obvious that this person knows very little about magic or didn’t actually read this book. I have been lucky enough to have seen Mr. Cervon perform at the Magic Castle and he is truly one of the best. I have also seen him fry magicians and layman alike with some of the tricks in this book. There are nearly 70 items and if you only got the "Devil’s Elevator" you would have gotten your moneys worth. It is a very easy and an extremely commercial trick. Looking at the contents I see many items that I use but will only mention a few of what I think are "classic" tricks. "Perfect Speller" (a killer for magicians and layman but be sure to use the option to tell the spectator if he lied or told the truth), "Aerodynamic Aces" (the original invisible palm ace routine, a great trick no matter how you cut it) and try his "Open Prediction" I saw him do this on TV once and thought it was a stooge. It’s that good.

    In short this is book that any magician should not be without, I own all the books with his name attached as I find them to be FULL of top quality practical professional magic.

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