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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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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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