Musical Interlude: "60s Flashback Medley"

60s FLASHBACK MEDLEY
Oldies but goodie!
I really enjoy the vintage tunes, especially from this time period.
Go ahead- sing along!

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Performance: Scott Orlando - Crazy Cards

Our customer and friend, the talented Scott Orlando performs a great CRAZY CARDS routine!

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Need Your Opinion: Rubber Production Hammer

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

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This is a silly production item- but we think it has some potential.
Do you have some ideas to share on how you would use this hammer in a routine?

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Showmanship Tips: Say It Again, Sam!

SAY IT AGAIN, SAM!

Make sure your audience can hear both sides of the conversation, so they will stay with you...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - 1998 Charity Show Opener

This was the opening of my stage show as I performed it throughout the 1990s...

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Joke Time: Peter Amuses Magician Phil Tatton

The camera was left ON, secretly recording Peter as he was amusing fellow magician Phil Tatton at a picnic several years back...

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Performance: Scott Orlando - Riveted

Our customer and friend, the talented Scott Orlando performs a very cool RIVETED routine!

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Magic History 101: Vintage Coin Magic Props

Over the decades, the most famous magic makers produced some really interesting magic coin props and tricks.
Here are a few vintage and antique pieces from my magic collection...

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Magic Movies: T. Nelson Downs


Since this week's Magic History segment is about vintage coin magic props, we thought you'd like to see the real King Of Koins.
Here is a rare film clip of T. NELSON DOWNS in performance!

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Performance: Spencer Farmans- Vanishing Birdcage

Our customer and friend, the versatile Spencer Farmans performs a perfect VANISHING BIRDCAGE routine!

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Accordion Adventures: "Beer Barrel Polka"

BAVARIAN MANOR AND THE BEER BARREL POLKA

Everyone knows the "Beer Barrel Polka"!
Here's the story about the summer I performed magic at the Bavarian Manor in the Catskills, and got to play with the house oompa band...

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Need Your Opinion: Subconscious Signal

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It's a three part showstopper card effect for closeup or stage.
Let me show you a trick that's been over 20 years in the making...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Super Quick Trick

When I take a break in my office, most of the time I relax by tinkering with some magic that's laying around.
And in my office, there is a LOT of magic laying around!
Here's a quick trick you might enjoy...

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Performance: Peter Monticup on Bob Carroll's Trivia Show

In honor of my longtime friend Bob Carroll's 100th Trivia Show on his Facebook, I perform a little card magic...

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Call For Entries

WANT TO SEE YOUR PERFORMANCE VIDEO POSTED HERE ON OUR BLOG? Here's how...

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Performance: Levi Tate - See Thru Snap Change

LEVI TATE
Our customer and friend, the very talented Levi Tate performs a quick and surprising SEE THRU version of SNAP CHANGE!

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Showmanship Tips: Practice Is Not a Four-Letter Word

PRACTICE IS NOT A FOUR-LETTER WORD

A good magic effect is 5% mechanics and 95% presentation.
Don't rush it- enjoy the practice. It's an important part of your art!

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Jackie Gleason Magic Act



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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Magic History 101: Thayer Blue Phantom

The Thayer Blue Phantom is another rare prop, one of my favorites in my vintage and antique magic collection...

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My Magic Adventures: Magic In the Morning

You know you are a magician when... even making your coffee turns into a magic trick!

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Performance: Jim Oberg

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"

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

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THIS ONE?

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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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My Magic Adventures: Dirk Is Back!

Our good friend Dirk is back!

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Topsy Turvy Coin

Showing off my routine with a custom made coin my wife gave me for Christmas!
Not a gimmicked coin, just some coin manipulation...

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