A TRIBUTE TO BRO. JOHN HAMMAN
I have to say, this has to be one of the best magic lectures I've ever watched. You expanded and brought up so many psychological ploys and subtleties that I had missed when reading through my copy of Secrets of Bro. John Hamman. - Noah Jennings
Hamman has always been my muse.
And on this two-hour talk, I celebrate and collate Hamman's approaches and influence.
Two-Card Trick, Marks Brothers, Underground Transpo, Two-Shuffles Harry, False Witness, Doppelganger Card (Thought-Card to Box).
Plus, my Daylight Visitor and St. Louis Lesson
When I was 15 my parents gave me The Greater Magic Video Library, Vol. 38: Brother John Hamman. This was put out by Joe Stevens.
I had spent the previous year turning a serious practicing regiment of the material in Counts, Cuts, Moves, and Subtlety, into what I would later call my pre-Hamman training program.
The moves in this book were the same moves Hamman used in his tricks.
I was able to quickly understand the mechanics-- though the Two-Shuffles Harry was a real challenge since it used the Zarrow Shuffle. I was 15 years old.
But, what was more influential was his sly and intrepid approach and it affected me greatly.
I discuss these points with examples from Hamman's amazing card magic and my own interpretations.
Chock-Full of eye-popping magic.