'D' Notes by Howard Hamburg
These are not just lecture notes, these might as well be called a BOOK. These are all SIGNED by Mr. Hamburg
About Howard: Close friends with Dai Vernon from 1970-1992. Also good friends with Charlie Miller, Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon, Jerry Andrus, Mike Skinner, Tony Giorgio, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Martin Nash and many others to numerous to mention.
The "D" Notes are mentioned numerous times throughout the internet by those persons who attended 2009 Golden Gate Gathering where I lectured along with lectuerers J.C. Wagner, Steve Dobson, Bob Kohler, Jack Carpenter and Dave Neighbors, SOLD OUT at the GGG in Northern California!!
The notes contain 5 complete routines, 17 line drawings, 3 full color VERY hard to find pictures, including pictures of Dai Vernon with Howard. It is a 36 pages booklet with glossy 100lb paper. They are entitled "D" with a great story behind the naming of the notes (by Dai Vernon)
"I recently traveled 1400 miles to attend a lecture given by Howard Hamburg. The lecture was a huge hit and enjoyed by all The word that comes to mind is practicle. The notes were well written with good advice for the real world". Norman Beck, Writer, MUM.
"I love watching Howard work...at first glance, he appears to be very unassuming. But within minutes, you will realize how badly you are being taken in by him! Howard's card work is as smooth as card work can get!!! Besides that, he has much knowledge to share and he is one hell of a nice guy!!!" - Mike Gallo
"If you were not one of the fortunate ones to attend Mr. Hamburg's Lecture at the Golden Gate Gathering during the summer of '09, all is not lost. Mr. Hamburg has graciously agreed to make the soon to be coveted "D" manuscript available. Although it would be far better if you could catch Howard's lecture in person, obtaining the beautiful manuscript he prepared for us will serve as a close second."
This booklet, beautifully written and illustrated, is divided into two sections. The first section delivers a wonderful personal and historical account of Howard's days as a friend and student of Dai Vernon, complete with stories and photographs not generally known or seen among the fraternity. Howard relates these stories in a fashion that will captivate you just as he mesmerized everyone in that lecture room- including the story behind the the very title of his booklet: "D". I don't want to ruin that for you, but let me say that it was one of the most touching, (and revealing) stories I've ever heard concerning Dai Vernon.
The second section is the Magic! You are in for a treat. I only wish that you could have been in the audience that day, as we were ALL fooled soundly by Mr. Hamburg. As he performs these wonderful items, you sense the years of tutelage and exposure to the master; and Howard's contemporaries at the Magic Castle in those days. Not one stone unturned in these routines honed to entertain and fool your audience badly! And here's the good part, not one a knuckle buster! Howard does magic that is for the real world, and magic that leaves people happy to have been so wonderfully fooled. And he did the same for a room full of magicians. My personal favorite is "Hidden Prediction", a devious masterpiece that unfolds right under your audience's nose, and finally reaches up and smacks them right on the forehead! Happily, it's a smack that leaves them absolutely delighted, as I'm confident you will be as you explore this little masterpiece, "D". Jack Carpenter