Need Your Opinion: Subconscious Signal

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

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It's a three part showstopper card effect for closeup or stage.
Let me show you a trick that's been over 20 years in the making...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Super Quick Trick

When I take a break in my office, most of the time I relax by tinkering with some magic that's laying around.
And in my office, there is a LOT of magic laying around!
Here's a quick trick you might enjoy...

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Performance: Peter Monticup on Bob Carroll's Trivia Show

In honor of my longtime friend Bob Carroll's 100th Trivia Show on his Facebook, I perform a little card magic...

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Call For Entries

WANT TO SEE YOUR PERFORMANCE VIDEO POSTED HERE ON OUR BLOG? Here's how...

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Performance: Levi Tate - See Thru Snap Change

LEVI TATE
Our customer and friend, the very talented Levi Tate performs a quick and surprising SEE THRU version of SNAP CHANGE!

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Showmanship Tips: Practice Is Not a Four-Letter Word

PRACTICE IS NOT A FOUR-LETTER WORD

A good magic effect is 5% mechanics and 95% presentation.
Don't rush it- enjoy the practice. It's an important part of your art!

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Jackie Gleason Magic Act



He is probably most famous for his role as Ralph Cramden in The Honeymooners TV show.
But did you know that Jackie Gleason also created some memorable comic characters on his own variety show?
Like The Magician..

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Magic History 101: Thayer Blue Phantom

The Thayer Blue Phantom is another rare prop, one of my favorites in my vintage and antique magic collection...

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My Magic Adventures: Magic In the Morning

You know you are a magician when... even making your coffee turns into a magic trick!

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Performance: Jim Oberg

Our longtime friend Jim Oberg performs a very slick, very smooth and very entertaining THREE CARD MONTE routine!

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Musical Interlude: "Steppin' Out"

STEPPIN' OUT
An oldie but goodie!
I really enjoy the vintage tunes, especially lively melodies like this one.
Go ahead- get up and dance!

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Need Your Opinion: Quarter Mark

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

Ready to give your input on another product?
Here is a different kind of trick, done with a mark and a quarter.
Let me show you the effect, then give me some feedback.

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My Magic Adventures: Dirk Is Back!

Our good friend Dirk is back!

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Topsy Turvy Coin

Showing off my routine with a custom made coin my wife gave me for Christmas!
Not a gimmicked coin, just some coin manipulation...

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Showmanship Tips: Why I Don't Let People Examine My Props

WHY I DON'T LET PEOPLE EXAMINE MY PROPS

"Wow! What a great trick! Can I see that??"
How many times have we heard THAT comment from an enthusiastic spectator?!

There are some very good reasons for not handing over that magic prop.
Let me explain my philosophy...

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Magic History 101: Thayer Card Spider

Originally made by Thayer Magic around 1935, this is a rather bizarre piece of magic equipment...

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Performance: Jack Daniels

Our friend Jack Daniels, Australia's premier illusionist, performs a very entertaining version of the Card Warp card effect!

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Carl Ballantine Invented Modern Comedy Magic



Carl Ballantine was an actor who has been credited with creating the genre of comedy magic.
Here are three film clips of this hilarious comedian and magician in performance.

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Musical Interlude: "Bach In 30 Seconds"

BACH IN 30 SECONDS
How I have fun when warming up!
A quick and easy piece that gets me in the musical mood.
Fun, right?

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Need Your Opinion: Magnetic Ring

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON NAMING THIS ONE?

Ready to give your input on another product?
Here is an item that needs a catchy name.
Let me show you the item, then give me some suggestions for what to name it.

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Magic History 101: DeLaMano

In the late 19th century, a little known traveling magician disappeared from a rooming house in upstate New York, leaving behind his trunk full of magic tricks, personal items- and posters.
This is the story of how I rescued the trunk from complete destruction...

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Showmanship Tips: Social Distancing

MAGIC TRICKS YOU CAN DO WHILE SOCIALLY DISTANCING

Do you long to brighten someone's day with a little quick magic trick?
Yes, it can be done!
Let me share some suggestions for easy pocket tricks you can carry with you...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Okito Box

Showing off my favorite routine for the The OKITO COIN BOX!

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Two Film Clips Of Howard Thurston



Howard Thurston was one of the greatest American illusionists of the 20th century.
Here are two film clips of the great magician in performance.

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Joke Time: Occupation One-Liners

How to get the big laughs by building your jokes- plus a bunch of related one-liners you can use!

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