Performance: Charlie Chaplin Does Magic

Posted by MagicTricks.com on 4/4/2021 1 Comments

CHARLIE CHAPLIN VANISHES AN EGG
A genius filmmaker and comedian, Charlie Chaplin was also fascinated with magic.
Enjoy this rare film footage of Charlie Chaplin performing an impromptu Vanishing Egg routine...

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Performance: Kazar's Got Milk

Posted by Peter Monticup on 4/2/2021 1 Comments

A magician for over sixty years, Kazar creates most of his own effects and also builds props for other magicians.
Watch Kazar's clever GOT MILK routine!

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Performance: Jim Miller's March Madness

Posted by Peter Monticup on 3/26/2021 2 Comments

Our friend, wealth mananagement advisor, professional magician and college basketball star Jim Miller celebrates March Madness with an entertaining version of Coins Thru the Table!

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Sawing In Half

Posted by Peter Monticup on 3/9/2021 to Magic History 101 3 Comments



BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SAWING IN HALF ILLUSION
A hundred years ago, P.T. Selbit introduced this legendary illusion. Magic was changed forever...

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Richard Potter

Posted by Peter Monticup on 2/8/2021 to Magic History 101 1 Comments

RICHARD POTTER
Richard Potter was the Emperor of Conjurers.
He was the the first American-born professional magician.
More people saw his show in the early 1800s than any other performer.
He was the first black American celebrity.
And his story is truly amazing...

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Mark Wilson

Posted by Peter Monticup on 1/22/2021 to Magic Movies 3 Comments



MARK WILSON
Mark Wilson was a giant in the world of magic. An actor and author as well as a legendary magician, Mark Wilson was also a marketing genius...

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Mall Santa Magic

Posted by Peter Monticup on 12/14/2020 to Showmanship Tips 2 Comments

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX
Sometimes they want to hire you to do something impossible.
Rather than turn down the show, here's what I did to produce Santa at a crowded Christmas shopping mall event...

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Can You Guess? The Spinning Coin

Posted by Peter Monticup on 11/2/2020 to Puzzlers and Jokes 5 Comments

CAN YOU GUESS HOW THIS WORKS?

Want to try and figure this one out?
If you can't, the solution is in the COMMENTS section!


SPINNING COIN
Let me show you the effect, and then give me your best guess about how this works...

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Performance - Spookshow

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/24/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

SPOOKSHOW

In 1983, I created a full evening theater show loosely based on the old spookshows, with campy "creepy" magic performed by Dr. Bizarre (me!) and my crazy crew of magical assistants.
Here is the full version of my Creepy Thriller Chiller...

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Copperfield in TERROR TRAIN

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/23/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments



TERROR TRAIN
This long-forgotten Canadian slasher film from 1980 features a 24-year-old David Copperfield playing a magician (no surprise!) who actually has a pivotal role in the plot of the movie...

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The Ghost Bird

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/21/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

THE GHOST BIRD
Just in time for Halloween, the story of The Ghost Bird.
This is our own ghost story, a real event from back in the day...

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Senor Wences- Ed Sullivan

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/8/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments



Señor Wences
Señor Wences was a Spanish ventriloquist and comedian who made many appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s with his characters Johnny and Pedro...

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On the Road Again Geese

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/7/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

GEESE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN
One of the many flocks of geese who make a stopover at the Monticup pond every autumn.
They sure make a racket, but they have so much fun splashing around.
Wonder where they are going?...

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Performance - Houdini Now Show Opener

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/5/2020 to Monticup Performs 0 Comments

HOUDINI NOW SHOW OPENER

My favorite way to open my show is to make my entrance from the BACK of the theater.
It's a big surprise, it gets everyone's adrenaline pumping, it lets people know that excitement is about to happen- and it gives me an instant connection with them even before I reach the stage.
Here is the first of several segments from my HOUDINI NOW show...

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