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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Need Your Opinion: Skunk Puppet

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/11/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 9 Comments

I NEED YOUR OPINION AGAIN!

Your response to last week's RATE THIS TRICK was very much appreciated!

The results for SILK IN BALLOON SILK:
Many of you liked the trick, so I am adding it to the shop.
It's available now!

Click here to view the SILK IN BALLOON SILK!

Ready to rate another product?
Here is a trick called SKUNK PUPPET.
It's a synthetic fur covered spring puppet that is easy to operate.
The selling price will probably be $14.99.
Let me show you the Skunk Puppet, and then using the Comments form below, please tell me what you think.
Should I add the SKUNK PUPPET to the shop?
And what would you name him?

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Magic History 101: Houdini's Desk and Bible

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/10/2020 to Magic History 101 2 Comments

I have discovered many magical treasures in my travels, but probably none as exciting as finding these items that belonged to the great Harry Houdini....

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Magic Movies: Houdini Archival Footage

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/9/2020 to Magic Movies 4 Comments


Everyone knows who Houdini was.
But have you seen actual film footage of this master magician?

This week- archival footage of Houdini PLUS the PBS documentary!
Watch the ENTIRE documentary right here!

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Performance: Rogue Quan

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/9/2020 to Guest Performers 1 Comments



Our friend, celebrity magician Rogue Quan, performs an IMPOSSIBLE closeup effect!

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Need Your Opinion: Silk In Balloon Silk

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/4/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 17 Comments

**UPDATE** - we added SILK IN BALLOON SILK to the shop!
Click here to see it in the shop

I NEED YOUR OPINION AGAIN!

Your response to last week's RATE THIS TRICK was very much appreciated!

The results for IN AND OUT STAR BOXES:
Many of you liked the trick, so I am adding it to the shop.
It's available now!

Click here to view the IN AND OUT STAR BOXES!

Ready to rate another product?
Here is a trick called SILK IN BALLOON SILK.
It's a playoff on the classic Silk In Balloon trick- but there is no real balloon.
It's done with a picture of a balloon!
You'll get the colorful balloon silk, a small yellow silk, a secret gimmick, and of course my personal online instruction video.
The planned selling price will be $11.99.
Let me show you the routine, and then using the Comments form below, please tell me what you think.
Should I add SILK IN BALLOON SILK to the shop?

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Magic History 101: Carnival Games

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

Especially years ago, carnival games could be the biggest cons that the average person would experience.
Generally, the games were cleverly fixed in such a way that it would be impossible to win- unless the operator wanted you to win.
STEP RIGHT UP and let me show you how they worked...

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Magic Movies: Tyrone Power - NIGHTMARE ALLEY

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/1/2020 to Magic Movies 1 Comments


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

This week- A mentalist chooses a very bad path in NIGHTMARE ALLEY!
Watch the ENTIRE movie right here!

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Need Your Opinion: In and Out Star Boxes

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/27/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 7 Comments

**UPDATE** - we added the IN AND OUT STAR BOXES to the shop!
Click here to see them in the shop

I NEED YOUR OPINION AGAIN!

Your response to last week's RATE THIS TRICK was terrific! Very much appreciated!

The results for THE TILT RODS:
So many of you liked the trick that I am adding it to the shop!
It will be available strating on 4/27/20.

Click here to view the Tilt Rods!

Ready to rate another product?
Here is a trick called IN AND OUT STAR BOXES.
It's my unique take on the classic In-And-Outer Box.
Let me show you the routine, and then using the Comments form below the video, please tell me what you think.
Should I add IN AND OUT STAR BOXES to the shop?

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Magic Movies: Abbott and Costello - Three Lemon Game

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/25/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


ANNOUNCING A NEW FEATURE!

Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posting classic videos of celebrity magic performances!
See footage of legendary magicians of the past!
Watch films of famous illusions like the Buzz Saw or Metamorphosis Trunk, as performed by a variety of famous magicians!
Enjoy videos of your favorite celebrities performing magic tricks!
And view clips of movies that feature real magic effects!

This week- more ABBOTT and COSTELLO!

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Magic Movies: Abbott and Costello - Passe Passe Bottles

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/24/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments


ANNOUNCING A NEW FEATURE!

Every week, MagicTricks.com will be posting classic videos of celebrity magic performances!
See footage of legendary magicians of the past!
Watch films of famous illusions like the Buzz Saw or Metamorphosis Trunk, as performed by a variety of famous magicians!
Enjoy videos of your favorite celebrities performing magic tricks!
And view clips of movies that feature real magic effects!

This week- ABBOTT and COSTELLO!

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Magic History 101: Bran Vases

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/23/2020 to Magic History 101 1 Comments

Very old magic props are hard to find, mainly because they don't look like magic props.
Let me tell you about these Bran Vases...

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Need Your Opinion: Tilt Rods

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/19/2020 to We Need Your Opinion 19 Comments

**UPDATE** - we added TILT RODS to the shop!
Click here to see them in the shop

I NEED YOUR OPINION AGAIN!

Your response to last week's RATE THIS TRICK was amazing- and very much appreciated!

The results for THE COMPASS TRICK:
Most of you liked the trick, but some of you not the price,
I am working with my supplier to see if I can get a better price from them.
If I can offer the trick at $5.99, we'll be adding it to MagicTricks.com.

Ready to rate another product?
Here is a trick called TILT RODS.
You'll get a set of really nice stainless steel rods, my personal online instruction video, and the selling price will be $16.99.
Let me show you the routine, and then using the Comments form below, please tell me what you think.
Should I add TILT RODS to the shop?

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Magic History 101: The Great Raymond

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/19/2020 to Magic History 101 2 Comments

Maurice "Morris" Saunders had a stellar career as THE GREAT RAYMOND, performing mainly in Europe and Australia.
Perhaps his greatest fame in the magic world is the huge amount of wonderful promotional materials he left behind.

Let me tell you about the Great Raymond...

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