Magic History 101: DeLaMano

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/7/2020 to Magic History 101 1 Comments

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

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/7/2020 to Showmanship Tips 2 Comments

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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Two Film Clips Of Howard Thurston

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/7/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



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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Performance: Jim Miller

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/3/2020 to Guest Performers 0 Comments

Our friend, wealth mananagement advisor, professional magician and college basketball star Jim Miller performs a very entertaining version of the Oil and Water card effect!

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Need Your Opinion: Ultimate Double Color Changing Hot Rod

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/31/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 4 Comments

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

Ready to rate another product?
Here is an item called ULTIMATE DOUBLE COLOR CHANGE HOT ROD.
Customers are always asking for a double color change rod, and there hasn't been one on the market for a while.
This one is terrific- the sleek design makes it really smooth and easy to use.

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Performance: Bryan Kujawa

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/27/2020 to Guest Performers 0 Comments

Our friend, professional musician, educator and talented magician Bryan Kujawa performs a very entertaining Three Rope routine with a great ending!

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Magic Adventures: Sideshow Steve

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/27/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

SIDESHOW STEVE

Steve Pittella (aka Sideshow Steve) is a professional magician, magic and sideshow historian- and our good friend.
And he has a very interesting background...

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Need Your Opinion: Comedy Zipper Banana

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/25/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 7 Comments

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

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Here is an item called COMEDY ZIPPER BANANA.
It's a fun prop with lots of potential, at a great price.
The selling price will probably be $5.99.
Should I add the COMEDY ZIPPER BANANA to the shop?

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My Magic Adventures: My Highly Trained Goats

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/23/2020 to My Life In Magic 3 Comments


Am I training the goats, or are they training me??

A few weeks ago, I came up with the brilliant idea of training the goats to perform a magic trick with me.
The first thing I needed to do was to make sure they would come to me on signal.

And this is how it went...

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Magic Movies: "Magic Shop" - ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/22/2020 to Magic Movies 3 Comments

This week- THE MAGIC SHOP episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents!
A little boy vanishes into a magic shop, later to reappear with supernatural powers- and evil intentions.
Watch the ENTIRE episode right here!

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Need Your Opinion: Control Dice

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/18/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 17 Comments

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

Ready to rate another product?
Here is a trick called CONTROL DICE.
It's a clever, classic effect that lets you control the numbers on the dice that are rolled inside this container.
The selling price will probably be $4.99.
Should I add the CONTROL DICE to the shop?

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Magic History 101: Spirit Rapping Hands

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/17/2020 to Magic History 101 3 Comments

Spiritualism- the belief that it is possible to communicate with the dead.
It all started with two young girls playing a prank in 1849, and grew into a movement that is still active today. ....

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MONTICUP IS MAGIC Dcoumentary Short

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/17/2020 to My Life In Magic 3 Comments


In 2014, I was approached by filmmakers Jason Lappa and Matt Manzano, who asked me to be the subject of their next film project, a documentary short.
Would I be up for it? I'm a performer! Did they really have to ask??

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Magic Movies: Dante - BUNKO SQUAD

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/17/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments


Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posting classic videos of celebrity magic performances.

This week- DANTE the GREAT in Bunko Squad!
Watch the ENTIRE movie right here!

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