New release of Cervon Notebooks

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Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2016, 11:26 pm

All Cervon projects are thought to be dead in the water. To the best of my knowledge his wife, Linda, still has the video cassettes.

John, I think you're referring to the copy of Castle Notebooks 1, 2, 3 (all of which appear in volume 1 of the book set as sold) that were sold in the Jennings auction. These were merely photocopies that Bruce made for Larry. All in print in the printed volume 1 of the book.
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Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Postby El Mystico » June 10th, 2016, 5:35 am

While slow, the 'video notebook' project is very much alive.

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Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Postby Ian Kendall » June 10th, 2016, 5:37 am

Does anyone know what became of those video cassettes?


My understanding was that Jim Patton was transcribing them.

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Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 10th, 2016, 11:32 am

Jim was a great guy, but a big procrastinator. I would doubt he made much progress.

You can't just transcribe a videotape: you have to write the tricks up as you go along.

If the project is still going, that's a good thing. Let's hope they don't make a mess of it. Some of Cervon's material is excellent (mostly the stuff he never published).
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Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Postby erdnasephile » June 11th, 2016, 11:31 am

El Mystico wrote:While slow, the 'video notebook' project is very much alive.


Good to hear. Thanks!

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Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Postby Terry » June 12th, 2016, 2:19 pm

Back in June 2011, Jim told me who was negotiating for the rights to the tapes. Heard nothing else.


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