Magic History 101: Vintage Coin Magic Props

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/24/2020 1 Comments

Over the decades, the most famous magic makers produced some really interesting magic coin props and tricks.
Here are a few vintage and antique pieces from my magic collection...

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Magic Movies: T. Nelson Downs

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/24/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


Since this week's Magic History segment is about vintage coin magic props, we thought you'd like to see the real King Of Koins.
Here is a rare film clip of T. NELSON DOWNS in performance!

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Accordion Adventures: "Beer Barrel Polka"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/23/2020 to Monticup's Music 0 Comments

BAVARIAN MANOR AND THE BEER BARREL POLKA

Everyone knows the "Beer Barrel Polka"!
Here's the story about the summer I performed magic at the Bavarian Manor in the Catskills, and got to play with the house oompa band...

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Need Your Opinion: Subconscious Signal

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/22/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 15 Comments

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

Ready to give your input on another product?
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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/22/2020 to Monticup Performs 10 Comments

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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Call For Entries

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/21/2020 3 Comments

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

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Jackie Gleason Magic Act

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/20/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments



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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Performance: Jim Oberg

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/17/2020 to Guest Performers 1 Comments

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"

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/16/2020 to Monticup's Music 6 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/15/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 6 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/12/2020 to Showmanship Tips 3 Comments

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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Performance: Jack Daniels

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/10/2020 to Guest Performers 0 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/10/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments



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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Need Your Opinion: Magnetic Ring

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/8/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 14 Comments

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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