Musical Interlude: Moonlight Sonata

Posted by Peter Monticup on 11/4/2020 to Monticup's Music 0 Comments

MOONLIGHT SONATA
One of Beethoven's most popular compositions for the piano, it was a popular favorite even in his own day.

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Can You Guess? The Spinning Coin

Posted by Peter Monticup on 11/2/2020 to Puzzlers and Jokes 5 Comments

CAN YOU GUESS HOW THIS WORKS?

Want to try and figure this one out?
If you can't, the solution is in the COMMENTS section!


SPINNING COIN
Let me show you the effect, and then give me your best guess about how this works...

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The Monticup Gargoyles

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/25/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

THE MONTICUP GARGOYLES
Did you know that gargoyles are actually good luck protectors?
Take a look at some of the many guardians of the Monticup house...

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Performance - Spookshow

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/24/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

SPOOKSHOW

In 1983, I created a full evening theater show loosely based on the old spookshows, with campy "creepy" magic performed by Dr. Bizarre (me!) and my crazy crew of magical assistants.
Here is the full version of my Creepy Thriller Chiller...

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Copperfield in TERROR TRAIN

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/23/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



TERROR TRAIN
This long-forgotten Canadian slasher film from 1980 features a 24-year-old David Copperfield playing a magician (no surprise!) who actually has a pivotal role in the plot of the movie...

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Performance: Kazar's Zombie Skeleton

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/22/2020 to Guest Performers 0 Comments

A magician for over sixty years, Kazar creates most of his own effects and also builds props for other magicians.
Watch Kazar's spooky ZOMBIE SKELETON routine!

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The Ghost Bird

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/21/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

THE GHOST BIRD
Just in time for Halloween, the story of The Ghost Bird.
This is our own ghost story, a real event from back in the day...

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Showmanship Tips: Non-Magic Essentials Kit

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/19/2020 to Showmanship Tips 2 Comments

BUILD A NON-MAGIC ESSENTIALS KIT

Your magic props are not the only things you need when you do a show!
Let me give you a checklist for building your own essentials kit...

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The Big Hand

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/18/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

THE BIG HAND
Yes, you have to HAND it to us!
We have the most unique greeter in the business...

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Magic History 101: Mystery Clocks

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/17/2020 to Magic History 101 2 Comments



MYSTERY CLOCKS
Have you ever seen a Mystery Clock?
These are clocks whose hands move seemingly without any clockworks moving them.
How do they work?
Let me show you two Mystery Clocks from my collection...

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Carson's Copper Clapper Comedy Routine

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/15/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



MY FAVORITE COMEDY ROUTINE
Johnny Carson and Jack Webb perform a hilarious routine with impeccable timing...

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Need Your Opinion: Magi-Card

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/12/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 6 Comments

HOW DO YOU LIKE THIS TRICK?

Ready to give your input again?

MAGI-CARD
This is a clever and different effect, and I hope it startles you.
It will be available in the shop next week.
Let me show you the effect...

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Performance: Levi Tate - Gutz Cut

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/8/2020 to Guest Performers 1 Comments

LEVI TATE
Our customer and friend, the very talented Levi Tate performs his own clever one hand card rotating GUTZ CUT!

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Promo for Wistia

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/8/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

WISTIA PROMO

An early promotional clip for Wistia, the company that was hosting our online videos at the time...

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