Magic History 101: Antique Handcuffs

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/14/2020 to Magic History 101 1 Comments

After last week's post about the handcuffs used by Tony Curtis in the 1953 Houdini movie, I got several emails asking to see more antique handcuffs from my collection.
Here are a few of the hundreds of cuffs I have collected over the years...

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Performance: MC Bit- Chameleon Silks

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/14/2020 to Monticup Performs 0 Comments

Performing as Master of Ceremonies means having a number of quick routines that will keep the audience enthusiastic and entertained between all the acts.
Quick and visual tricks like the Chameleon Silks are perfect, especially when you add a kicker like I did with the streamer at the end....

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Slyidini Performs Balls Over Head Routine

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/14/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments

He was a master of closeup artistry, mentoring and inspiring many of the great names in modern magic.
Not only was he an incredible manipulator, he was also a master entertainer.
My favorite routine is his classic BALLS OVER THE HEAD comedy classic...

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Showmanship Tips: Changing Gears

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/26/2020 to Showmanship Tips 1 Comments


You've spent loads of time writing and rehearsing the perfect show- and then IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR PERFORMANCE something throws a monkey wrench into the works!
>This does not have to spell disaster for you, if you are prepared for the unexpected...

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