Please send any missing references to: magicref (at)
magicref.net. Thanks to Lawrence O over at TheMagicCafe for some
Oct 2023: Thanks to Jen Myers of Steve Myers
Magic, who informed me of Steve's materials, and prompted me to
update this reference guide.
Added over 150 book references: Ian Adair's Kid Show Selection; Aldini: Magic Sermonettes; A. Anderson's How to Do the Black Art; Gene Anderson's Pure GENEius; Van Andrews Egg Bags and Egg Gags; Val Andrews Four Seasons, Komedy for Kid Shows, Patter Supreme and Stand and Deliver; Arnold & Cahill The Magician's Own Book; Will Ayling Genie Presentations; Todd Karr's Secret Ways of Al Baker; Roy Baker's Method Behind the Madness; Sam Berland's Lecture Tricks and Routines 1975; Berland Presents New Applause Winning Tricks; George Blake Comedy Magic; Gaetan Bloom Full Bloom Volume I; Greg Bordner Abbott's Magic Collection Number 4; Major Branson Indian Conjuring; L.H. Branson (as Elbiquet): A Text-Book of Magic; Lu Brent's Best Magic Tricks; Albert Briggs (Merbak) Magical Revelations; Larry Brodahl Scripted! #2 Malini Egg Bag; Floyd Brown 25 Methods for Switching Decks; Lawrence Burden Magical Gospel Lessons 1; Loring Campbell Magic That Is Magic; Cassell and Co. Conjuring Apparatus Up to Date; Mike Cavaney The Conference Illusions; Harry Cecil Magic That Perks; Frank Chapman Chap's Scrapbook; Frank Chapman Quick Tricks; Milbourne Christopher 100 Latest Tricks on Tips; Milbourne Christopher Varied Deceptions; Al Cohen Magical Mish Mosh & Other Shtik; Steve Cohen Max Malini book; Frank Culpitt Laughter and Legerdemain; Ron Dayton Brainstorm in My Pajamas; Alexander De Cova Treasures; De La Mano Conjuring; David Devant Lessons in Conjuring; David Devant Secrets of My Magic; Dick & Fitzgerald (Publishers): The Boy's Own Conjuring Book; Dick & Fitzgerald The Parlor Magician; Easley & Wilson Doing Magic for Youngsters; Henry Ridgely Evans Magic and Its Professors; Gabe Fajuri: Slush!; John Fedko Magic Classics; Jeffrey Feinman The Catalogue of Magic; Keith Fields If Ever a Wiz There Was 2; John Fisher The Magic of Lewis Carroll; John Fisher Tommy Coopers Mirth Magic and Mischief; Neil Foster Tops 1962 & 1963 Trick Annuals; Karrell Fox For My Next Trick; Karrell Fox Lecture Notes; Arnold Furst Lecture Notes of; Arnold Furst Magic for Monsters; Lewis Ganson Magic With Faucett Ross; Martin Gardner Presents; B.L. Gilbert Patter Chatter V1; Charles Gilbert Endless Mirth and Amusement; David Ginn Live Kidbiz; Roberto Giobbi Secret Agenda; Will Goldston Effective Modern Tricks; Will Goldston Further Exclusive Magical Secrets; Will Goldston Secrets of Famous Illusionists; Will Goldston The Young Conjuror 2; U.F. Grant Comedy Magic; Grant's Annual of Magic; Nellie Greenway How to Entertain; The Magic of Jimmy Grippo; Heller's Book of Magic; Herman's Book of Black Art (Herrmann); Houdini & Burgess: Elliott's Last Legacy; Opie Houston Magical Ramblings of an Idle Mind; Rupert Howard Magic Course; Gordan Howatt The Restless Spook; David Hoy Magic With a Message; Hugard's Annual of Magic 1938-39; Ireland's Yearbook Reader Volume 2; Joe Karson Complete Club Act; Wilbur Kattner You're On; Richard Kaufman Tom Mullica Show Time at the Tom Foolery; Laurie Ireland Yearbook Reader 1; Marvin Kaye's Catalog of Magic; Marvin Kaye The Complete Magician; Kellar's Wizard's Manual; Alfred Kellerhof Typish Alfred! (German); Jim Klein Mortimer's Magic Magazine One; Duane Laflin Beautiful Gospel Magic; Duane Laflin Positive Magic; Frank Lane A Real Magic Show; Derek Lever Ken Brooke and Friends; Eric Lewis Abdul's Fez; Trevor Lewis Lecture Notes (1984); David Lustig LaVellma's Vaudeville Budget; Senor Mardo the Mixologist; Frances Marshall Kid Stuff; George McAthy Magic From the Dope Den; George McAthy MagiComedy; McAthy's Smart Comedy, Smart Talk, and Smart Tricks books; Billy McComb Comes Home; Billy McComb Homb From Homb With McComb; Fritz & Peg McElhone Magical Mysteries; Gordon Miller (as editor) of Comedy Tonight, Talk!, and Tops Treasury of Ball Manipulation; Minch & Fleischer NY Magic Symposium Collection Three; Jack Miller's Egg Bag Routine; Ed Mishell Hold Out Miracles; Mount & Crocke Gospel Magic Illustrations Volume 1; Steve Myers Magic Journey Lecture Notes; F.B. Nightengale Magic for Magicians; Robert Orben Patter for Standar d Tricks; Johnny Ace Palmer Expressions; Charles Pecor Off The Wall With the Wizard; Collins Pentz Everybody's Magic; Peter Pitchford Presenting Magic; Paul Preston The Fireside Magician; William Rauscher Pleasant Nightmare; Ravele and Andree Magic A La Carte; David Regal Approaching Magic; Don Rogers Merrie Magical Chatter; Charles Romano House of Cards; Fred Rome Conjuring Chatter; Dave Ross Egg Foolery; August Roterberg Modern Wizard; Edwin Sachs Sleight of Hand; Dale Salwak A Trip to the Orient; George Schulte Patter Paragraphs and Words for Wizards; Selbit Magic Art of Entertaining; Tom Sellers Magical Mixture; Bill Servern Best Magic; Daniel Shutters Magic Ministry; Wehman's Wizard's Manual; Don Sminkey It's Not What You Do; Samuel Patrick Smith Kiddie Patter; Laurance Spitari Wizard's Annual 1914; Jim Steinmeyer Conjuring Anthology; Jim Steinmeyer Magic of Alan Wakeling; Mark Strivings Anatomy of a Successful Magic Show; Supreme 27 Tricks with a Changing Bag; Jamy Ian Swiss The Magic of Johnny Thompson; Don Tanner 25 Tricks and Ideas with an Egg Bag; Don Tanner 50 Tricks with Spring Flowers; Tarbell System Incorporated Magic; J. Dazley Theobald the Amateur Magician, and Magic and Its Mysteries; Danny Tong's Cabaret; Elsden Tuffs Teach Yourself Magic; Verrall Wass Simplicity Swindles; J. Burke Whittaker Guerilla Magic; Wyman's Handbook of Magic; Professor ZeTuer: Apparatus and Trick Tips for the Kid’s Show Magician
Added over 50 Magazine References: Ian Adair:
Egg Bag Routine for the Children; J.K. Bay Blue Bird Yellow
Chick; Roy Benson Bizarre Egg Bag; Bill and Ken Egg Bag Surpeme;
George Blake's Perverse
Egg-Bag; Lu Brent The Egg Bag; Jack Bridwell
Eggs-Citing Magic With Eggs; Paul Brown The Egg Bag; Harry
Carnegie Uncle Charlie's Night Cap!; Jack Chanin New Mesh Egg
Bag; Frank Chapman Bad-Egg Bag; C. Coles Egg Bag of Borrowed
Material; Travers Cooper A Modern Egg Bag Routine and A Twist on
the Egg Bag; Frederick Culpitt An Original Egg Bag Trick; Ken De
Courcy Take a Trick Egg Bag; George Delaney Scrambled Egg
Bag; Nelson Denys Egg Bag Presentation; Gerald Deutsch The
Egg and the Bag; W.H. Eyles Another Egg Bag; Lewis Ganson A
Magician Explains the Egg Bag; Martin Gardner A New Egg Bag; Johnny Geddes
Chicken-Egg-Bag and Phan-Phare; Jack Gittings The Egg Bag; Howard
Gowan Hen Bag Again; Jose Guerra Another Egg Bag; Henrique:
Sponge Ball Egg Bag Routine; George Johnson Egg Bag History;
Eddie Joseph A New Routine With an Old Trick; James Kelly Mesh
Egg Bag; Jack Lamonte Opening for the Egg Bag Routine; Bill
Larsen The L.W. Patter and Presentation for the Egg Bag; Brian
Mar Magic Hat and Wand (Fez); Jack Mannix Comedy Egg Bag; Horace
Marshall An Egg Bag Combination Effect; Ed Marlo Egg Bag
Routine; Lewis Martin Senor Mardo Egg Bag; Alex McKeown
Chameleon Egg Bag, and Wot, No Pocket; Jim Merlini The Egg and
the Bag; P.W. Miller Egg Bag Routine; Allan Peterson Hen-Fruit
Bag & Impromptu Egg Bag; Ravelle & Andre Crazy Egg Bag
Routine and Eggs-cellent Egg Bag Routine; Wolfgang Riebe
Wise-Cracks Patter for Egg Bag; Tom Rigby Egg Bag Routine;
Arthur Roberts Sucker Egg Bag; Buddy Rogers Transpo Egg Bag
Climax; Barkann Rosinoff Poetic Patter;
Alton Sharpe Milano Egg Bag; Henry Snyder An Egg Bag
Egg-Splanation; Sheldon Simms Egg Bag Patter; R.D. Spraker Jr.
Egg Bag Routine; Raymond Stone Improved Egg, Egg Bag and
Handkerchief; The Great Tally Egg Bag and Flag Trick; Harry
Thompson Hookey Spookems Egg Bag Routine; Karl Wagner Safely
Speaking; Bob Ward's Egg Bag Routine; Verrall Wass Egg Bag in
Disguise; Page Wright & William Larsen Comedy Egg Bag; Count
Ziska and the Egg Bag;
Added Video references: Alan Greenberg Jack Miller's Hold Out Miracles DVD;
Added Product references: Bacon Magic Egg Bag; Busby Sterling Egg Bag; Luis de Matos Egg Bag w/DVD; Steve Myers Magic: Malini Egg Bag, Malini Egg, Final Shot climax load; Chris Pilsworth PB&E; Vampire Magic Productive Egg Bag; Viking Gem Mfg. Egg Bag;
The following is a partial list of books, videos/DVDs, and products relating to Egg
Bags. Please note that the prices are estimates are not current. None of these items are for sale from
this website, and some are likely no longer available.
Please realize that this is not an exhaustive coverage of every
Egg Bag reference, and you are encouraged to e-mail me with any
Egg Bag Types: There are essentially two types of
egg bags, and many variations on these. See the link at the top of
this page for a general article on the Egg Bag.
The Malini Egg Bag is made of lightweight silken material, usually in black, and uses a lightweight egg.
The Tarbell/Sterling/Albini/Mardo bags are usually made of a heavier material, such as felt, and use a heavy egg.
Percy: A Lifetime
in Magic. 2002, 188 pages. The reprint of Abbott's Magic
for Magicians included in this book includes An Egg Bag
Move: spectator stomps on bag to show it empty
Percy: Magic for Magicians. 1934, 64 pages.
Includes An Egg Bag Move: spectator stomps on bag to show
Percy: Abbott's Practical Patter. 1935, 18
pages. Includes patter for an Egg Bag trick
Ian: Kid's Show Selection. 2012, 152 pages
softbound. Includes Chef's Hat Egg Bag.
Entertaining, Conjuring, Hypnotism, Muscle and Mind Reading.
1900c, 188 pages. Includes The Egg Bag Trick.
Magic Sermonettes. 1962, 36 pages, softcover. Gospel
stories, ideas and applications for standard tricks, including the
Scott: Denny Haney Collected Wisdom. 512 page
book. Part 2, Standing Up on Stage, includes section on The Egg
Bag. See also the DVD series.
A.: How to Do Sleight of Hand. 1898, 64 pages.
Includes the old style The Egg and Bag Trick: seven eggs
produced from a bag, and finally a hen - more of a production
Anderson, A.: How to Do The Black Art. 1895, 62 pages. An old reference, "How to Show the Hen and Egg Bag, and From an Empty Bag to Bring a Hundred Eggs and Afterwards a Live Hen"
Gene: Gene Anderson The Book - Pure GENEius.
2016, 255 pages hardcover. Includes Gene's Egg Bag Routine.
Anderson, Gene: Toppers Mad Mad Magic.
1974, 54 pages. Includes a comedy routine for egg bag
Val: Egg Bags and Egg Gags. Supreme, 18 pages,
softcover. The Classic Egg Bag, The Egg Bag and the Greats,
Dante's Master Touches, Productive Egg Bag, All-net Productive
Bag, Egg on Fan Hints, and Patter and Gags.
Val: Fred Culpit - A Brief Biography. 2001,
softcover. Includes Egg-Bag Ruses and Production of Eggs From a
Val & Bruce Armstrong (Editor): Four Seasons in
The Life of Val Andrews. 1984, 73 pages, softcover.
Includes a "Daring" Egg Bag move.
Val: Komedy for Kid Shows. 1960, 25 page,
softcover. Includes an Egg Bag Gag.
Val: Patter Supreme. 16 pages, softcover.
Includes Unusual Egg Bag, a new method and presentation
for a classic theme
Val: Stand and Deliver (The
Gags). Softcover. Includes Patter for Supreme
Snappy Egg Bag: Kleptomania anyone?.
George and Frank Cahill: The Magician's Own Book, or
Whole Art of Conjuring. 1857, 363 pages, hardcover.
Includes "Wyman's Mode Of Performing The Egg Bag Trick".
Will: Genie Presentations. 1972 (circa), 163
pages, hardcover. Includes making a Sterling Egg, an Egg Cup
servante, and a an Egg Bag Hat presentation for children.
Ayling, Will: Knowing the Egg Bag.
1988, 34 pages. Excellent all around coverage of the Egg Bag and
variants. Includes information and routines.
Ayling, Will: Oriental Conjuring and Magic.
1981 Supreme Magic. 384 pages. A lot of oriental magic including
The Egg Bag
Bagshawe, Edward: Proudlock's Egg Bag & Four Ace
Presentation. 1936, 27 pages. Two classic routines
with illustrations and full patter
and Todd Karr (editor): The Secret Ways of Al Baker.
2003, 912 pages, hardcover. Includes in the Appendix - Al Baker's
Humor on the Egg Bag.
Roy: The Method Behind the Madness. Softcover.
Includes The Egg Bag.
Bauer, Ron: Siamese Goose Egg Bag.
#15 in Ron's Private Study Series. Comedy script in which the
magician can produce an authentic Goose Egg, but not in the way he
intended. For use with a Miller/Malini egg, blown egg, and a small
lock box with a key on a long chain (you supply).
Behnke, Leo: Library of Magic #13: Egg Bag. 1991. 28 pages, paper.
Decent high level coverage in a small book.
Berland, Sam: Berland Presents New Applause Winning Tricks. 1956, 13 pages, softcover. Includes Wrist Watch Amazement, an ending for an Egg Bag routine
Berland, Sam: Sam Berland's Lecture Tricks and Routines 1975. 31 pages, softcover. Includes Berland's Comedy Egg Bag Routine With Borrowed Watch, a full comedy egg bag routine with the losing of a spectator's watch and finding it on the magician's wrist
Bertram, Ross: Magic and Methods. 1978
Lee Jacob's Productions.163 pages, hardbound. Tons of Ross Bertram
magic. Chapter 5 includes The Egg Bag using the Tarbell style bag.
Biro, Pete: Eggs, Bags & Gags. This volume contains bits, moves,
gags and complete routines, including that of vaudevillian Judson Cole and the
actual routine devised by Senor
Mardo for the popular Mardo Egg Bag, which was taught
to Pete by Mardo himself in the 1950s.
George: Comedy Magic. 1966, 54 pages.
Includes Perverse Egg Bag routine.
Gaetan: Full Bloom Volume I. 2019, 399
pages, hardcover. Includes My Egg Bag, from
Gaetan's 2004 Effect and Plot.
Greg (producer): The Abbott Magic Collection Volume 4
Secrets and Routines. This book compiles multiple
Abbott's instruction sheets, and includes Egg Bag, with
general description and patter.
Brahams, Anthony (Editor): Ken Brook's Magic Place.
1995 L&L Publishing, 302 pages. A great remembrance book, full
of instruction sheets for many of Ken's products. Includes a
section on the Malini Egg Bag.
L.H. (as Elbiquet): A Text-Book of Magic.
1913, 200 pages. The appendix includes one page on The Egg
Major LH: Indian Conjuring. 1922, 103 pages.
Includes The Egg Bag, a very brief description provided of
the workings of the Egg Bag.
Lu: Lu Brent's Best Magic Tricks. 1969, 42
pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag Fun.
J. Albert (Merbak): Magical Revelations. 1935,
71 pages, hardcover. Includes A Comedy With the Egg Bag, a
net bag to produce various eggs
Brodahl, Larry: Scripted! #2 The Malini Egg Bag.
2016 eBook, with performance video. Available from Lybrary.com.
Brooke, Ken et al: Ken Brooke and Friends on the
Malini Egg Bag. 1974 Magic Inc., 21 pages. A
lengthy treatise on the Malini Egg Bag with lots of detail and
bits of business. Recommended for owners of the Malini style bag.
Brooke, Ken: Ken Brooke Unique Years.
Supreme Magic, 1980. Hardbound. 222 pages. Covers the magic of Ken
Brooke with chapters on Wisdom & Advice, Egg Bag, etc.
Floyd D.: 25 Methods for Switching Decks.
1943. Includes using an Egg Bag for a deck switch.
Lawrence Burden: Magical Gospel Lessons 1. 1970 (circa), 29 pages. Includes A Witnessing Prisoner, a quick Egg Bag presentation.
Busby, Jeff: Routines and Handling for the
Sterling Egg Bag,. 1982, softcover, 27 pages.
Includes the Chuck Smith's Routine.
Loring: Magic That Is Magic. 1946, 76 pages.
Includes Production Egg Bag, comedy patter included, uses
egg bag that holds 7 eggs. Also found in the This is Magic,
That is Magic compilation.
and Co. (Day and Levani): Conjuring Apparatus
Up-to-Date. 1912, 152 pages, hardcover. Includes The
Egg Bag Trick.
Conference Illusions. 2013, 256 pages, hardcover.
Includes 2005 Del Adelphia Egg Bag.
Harry E: Magic That Perks. 1937, 70 pages.
Includes Comedy Egg Bag.
Frank: Chap's Scrapbook. Compilation of
Frank's periodical. Includes Bad-Egg Bag, originally from Volume
II Issue 19, January 1940.
Frank: Quick Tricks. 1942, 9 pages. Includes An
Egg Bag - Maybe, patter for an egg bag trick.
Milbourne: 100 Latest Tips on Tricks. 1953, 41
pages, softcover. Includes an idea for a Santa's Hat egg bag.
Milbourne: Varied Deceptions. 1953, 183 pages,
hardcover. Includes A New Egg Bag.
Al: Magical Mish Mosh & Other Shtik. 2009,
48 pages. Includes Egg Bag ** Doggie Bag, some comedy for
your Egg Bag.
Steve: Max Malini, King of Magicians, Magician of
Kings. 2021, 523 pages, hardcover. Includes a section
on the Malini Egg Bag, with David Alexander's Malini Egg Bag
Colucci, Donato: Encyclopedia of Egg Magic.
2002, 305 pages, hardcover. Covers Natural Eggs, Imitation Eggs,
Fekes & Gimmicks, Productions, Vanishes, and a chapter on The
Culpitt, Frederick: Laughter and Legerdemain. 1928, 72 pages, softcover. Includes An Original "Egg Bag" Trick, which allows the bag to be examined.
Darbyshire, Lydia: The Magic Book. 1997,
224 pages. A nice large format introductory magic book. There are
a few pages on the egg bag routine.
Ron: Brainstorm in My Pajamas - Magical Appetizers #2.
2006, 180 pages, softcover. Includes An Egg Bag By Any Other
Cova, Alexander: Treasures. 2001, 28 pages,
softcover. Includes The Baby Egg Bag.
De La Mano: Conjuring, or Magic Made Easy. 1881, 29 pages. Includes The Invisible Hen - A Very Useful Trick for Supplying Eggs for Breakfast or Dinner: utilizing an older style egg bag
George: Some Card Effects and Magical Talks.
1919, 47 pages. Includes an egg bag routine using a real egg and a
David: Lessons In Conjuring. 1922, 152 pages,
hardcover. Includes Chapter XIII on The Egg Bag, using a
heavy egg, routine for children's show
David: Secrets of My Magic. 1936, 288 pages,
hardcover. Includes The Egg-Bag Trick Improved.
& Fitzgerald (Publishers): The Boy's Own Conjuring
Book. 1880, 374 pages, hardcover. Includes Professor
Wyman's Mode Of Performing The Egg Bag Trick. Compare with
Arnold & Cahill's Magician's Own Book, with almost
& Fitzgerald (publishers): The Parlor Magician or
100 Tricks for the Drawing Room. 1860, 129 pages, hard
cover. Includes The Bag of Eggs, an early egg bag effect.
Easley, Bert and Eric P. Wilson:
Magic for Youngsters. 1948, 122 pages, hardcover.
In Chapter 7 on magical gags, there is an Egg Bag tip.
Gerald: The Ostrich Factor. 2004, 83 pages. A
practice Guide for Magicians. Uses an Egg Bag routine as the
Elliot, Bruce: Classic Secrets of Magic.
266pp. Great instruction. Includes chapters on Egg Bag and more.
Henry Ridgely: Magic and Its Professors. 1902,
220 pages, hardcover. Includes two routines - An Original Egg Bag
(Henry Hardin), egg bag moves with the aid of a shell; and The Egg
Bag (Prof. Hornmann), a traditional routine.
Slush! 2001, 31 pages, softcover. A book on uses for
Slush powder, and includes in the Patrick Page section a vanish
using an Egg Bag.
Jeffrey: The Catalogue of Magic. 1978,
159 pages. This catalog includes an entry for Tarbell's Egg Bag.
Fields, Keith: If Ever a Wiz There Was 2. 2016. Includes The Great Golf Game, combining an Egg Bag with a Chop Cup.
Fedko: Magic Classics. 1975, 22 pages,
softcover. Includes Eggsacto a presentation for a Chick Pan, Egg
Bag, and Atomic Lamp
John: The Magic of Lewis Carroll. 1973, 288
pages. Includes The Secret of Haigha's Bag, the Egg Bag
John (editor): Tommy Cooper's Mirth, Magic &
Mischief. 2010, 164 pages. Contains Egg, Bag -
Bag, Egg, a brief egg bag interlude
Neil (Editor): Tops 1962 Trick Annual. 1962,
32 pages, softcover. Includes Louine's Egg Bag Routine
(Harry Louine), combining the liquid trick "Squash" with an Egg
Foster, Neil (Editor): Tops 1963 Trick Annual. 1963. Includes Joseph White's A Pretty Chick(k) Production, a climax for the Egg Bag.
Karrell: For My Next Trick. 1986, 184 pages.
Includes The Egg-Ceptional Egg Bag.
Karrell: Lecture Notes. 1980s (circa), 12
pages. Another entry for Egg-ceptional Bag, variation of
egg bag using regular cloth with gimmicked egg
Arnold: Lecture Notes of Arnold Furst.
Includes an Egg Bag routine.
Arnold: Magic for Monsters. 1960, 52
pages. Includes Egg Bag and Egg Bag and Lemonade Routine.
Ganson, Lewis: The Art of Close Up Magic Vol 2.
1996 L&L Pub, 286 pages. Includes The Egg Bag, which provides
construction information on the bag, moves, and a full routine
with a suggestion for producing multiple eggs from the bag.
Lewis: Magic With Faucett Ross. 1975, 225
pages, hardcover. Section six on three classics includes The
Ganson, Lewis: Routined Manipulation Parts 1
1976 D. Robbins (orig 1950), 251 pages.Egg Bag routine uses two
bags and a silk, but the ideas can certainly be adapted. Also
found in the 1981 Complete Routined Manipulation.
Martin: Martin Gardner Presents. 1993, 424
pages, hardcover. Includes A New Egg Bag.
Gerrish, Jim and the Wiz Kids, Inc.: The Ungimmicked
Egg Bag Routine. eBook. More than just an egg bag routine
but provides handling for use of an ungimmicked bag. From
B.L.: Patter Chatter Volume 1. 1916, 23 pages.
Includes Egg Bag and Egg Trick. There is also an edition that
includes both volumes of Patter Chatter.
Charles: Endless Mirth and Amusement. 1874,
263 pages, hardcover. The Mysterious Bag provides a general
description of an egg bag
David. Live Kidbiz. 1988, 144 pages. Includes
Red Plaid - Chicken In The - Egg Bag.
Roberto: Secret Agenda. 2020, 414 pages,
hardcover. Includes Idea for a Close-up Act (Fred Kaps)
using an egg bag as prop container
Will: Effective Modern Tricks. 1916, 8 pages.
Includes Goldston's "Last Word" Egg Bag.
Goldston, Will: Further Exclusive Magical Secrets. 1912, 362 pages. Includes The Carl Hertz Egg Bag.
Will: Magician Annual 1910-1911. 1911, 106
pages. Includes The W.G. Egg Bag for producing multiple
eggs and a live chick climax. The magic is in the egg holdouts,
not the bag.
Will: Secrets of Famous Illusionists. 1933, 285
pages. Includes The Albini Egg Bag.
Conjuring Tricks That Anyone Can Perform. 1913, 124
pages. Includes a basic Egg Bag routine, not very involved.
Goldston, Will: Tricks & Illusions.
1908, over 250 pages. Book contains three sections: Tricks,
Escapes, and Illusions. The Tricks section contains one page on The
Chinese Egg Bag.
Will: Tricks of the Masters. 1942, 208 pages.
The chapter on Arnold De Biere includes some information on his
Egg Bag handling but not a full routine.
Will: Young Conjurer, The. 94 pages. Includes
The New Egg Bag. Note, this is the Young Conjurer, not the
Comedy Magic. 1941, 14 pages. Includes a comedy bit
for a Kid's show egg bag, but embarrasses the child.
Annual of Magic. 1935, 57 pages. Includes The
Magic Hen, an idea for your Hen Egg Bag
Nellie: How To Entertain a Social Party. 1890,
115 pages, hardcover. Includes The Hen and Egg Bag.
The Magic of Jimmy Grippo. 1981, 218 pages,
hardcover. Includes A Bag and an Egg.
Haversat, David: Chanin, the Man With the Magic
Hands. 1878 Press Company, Hardbound, 430 pages,
2002. Includes the life story of Jack Chanin, and reprints of the
magic pamphlets that he created through the years. Includes: Mesh
Egg Bag (invented by Chanin), and more.
Hay, Henry: Amateur Magician's Handbook. 1950 (orig), 382 pages. Includes a brief introduction to the Egg Bag, its construction, and basic routine. Further enhancements are referred to Hay's Learn Magic or Hugard's Modern Magic Manual.
Hay, Henry: Learn Magic. 1947,
various formats, 281 pages. Good introductory information on the
egg bag. Includes a "standard" routine and an egg production
Robert: Heller's Handbook of Magic. 1891, 144
pages, softcover. Includes The Wizard’s Egg And Mystic Bag.
Alexander: Herman's Book of Black Art, or Magic Made
Easy. 1890, 94 pages, softcover. Includes The Hen
and Egg Bag.
Hilliar, William John: Modern Magician's Handbook.
1902. Chapter XII Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus; The
Chinese Rings, The Famous Egg and Bag Trick, and more.
Hoffmann, Professor: Modern Magic. Published
in 1877 with over 500 pages, this classic of magic contains
chapters on the Cups and Balls, Hat Magic, many more. The section
on Miscellaneous Tricks includes The Egg Bag. This article
described briefly the "Japanese" style egg bag, which is like our
modern versions, and the large, 20" wide egg bag more common
(apparently) in the 1800's. Includes some general routining ideas.
Note: later published was Miscellaneous Conjuring Tricks,
which was an extract of this section of Modern Magic and includes
the Egg Bag.
Donald: The Magic Art. 1920, 234 pages.
Includes Christopher's Egg and Bag Trick.
Harry & Clinton Burgess: Elliot's Last Legacy.
1923, 320 pages, hardcover. Includes Egg-Bag, Novel
Opie: Magical Ramblings of an Idle Mind. 1965,
21 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag Routine for children.
Rupert Howard Magic Course. 1931, 556 pages. Includes
Lesson 13 on Egg Tricks, including The Egg Bag.
Gordan: Restless Spook, The. 1943, 25 pages.
Includes An Examinable Egg Bag. Note that The Restless
Spook has also been included in a revised edition of Let's
Make Magic, which combines three books.
David: Magic With a Message. 1956, 69 pages,
softcover. Includes The Egg Bag.
Jean: Hugard's Annual of Magic 1938-1939. 1939,
138 pages. Includes The Egg Bag.
Hugard, Jean: Modern Magic Manual.
1957, 166 pages. Includes Egg Bag as performed by De Biere.
Ireland, Laurie: Yearbook Reader Volume 1, 1977, 339 pages, softcover. Includes The Golf Ball "Egg" Bag, by Robert F. Forth, from the 1948 yearbook.
Ireland, Laurie: Yearbook Reader Volume 2. 1960, 490 pages, softcover. Includes a section by Gene Gloye that has Spooks Tongue in Cheek Routine with the Egg Bag.
Joseph, Eddie: Magic and Mysteries of India.
Published around 1940, this 75 page book on Indian Magic. Includes
a Hindu Presentation of the Egg Bag.
Joe: Complete Club Act. 1933, 13 pages.
Includes Chinese Egg and Mat Mystery, a brief routine for
the repeated production of an egg from a mat. Also included in the
Joe Karson Compilation.
William: You're On! Magic for One and Two.
1944, 22 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag, and some
Richard: Tom Mullica Starring in Show Time at the Tom
Foolery. 1992, 218 pages, hardcover. Includes The
Oviparous Sack: Tom's egg bag routine, with a glass and bottle
climax, using two bags.
Marvin: Catalog of Magic. 1977, 280 pages,
softcover. This catalog "book" includes entries for The Mesh
Egg Bag and Egg Bags. No routines.
Marvin: Complete Magician, The. 1973, 253
pages. Includes Mesh Egg Bag Routine using a lemon and an
Harry: Kellar's Wizard's Manual. 1892 (circa),
69 pages. Includes The Hen and Egg Bag, a double bag
Alfred: Typisch Alfred! (Typical Alfred!, in
German). 2003, 160 pages. Includes Metamorphosis,
Kellerhof's approach to the egg bag
Klein, Jim: Mortimer's Magic Magazine Issues 1-4. 1990, 201 pages, softcover. Includes Bill Pryor's My Opening Routine Part 1. Routine incorporates the Chinese Sticks, Hank Pull, Egg Vase, Climax Egg Bag, Drawer Box, Dragon Silk, Spring Snake, Magic Wand, and 2x12 inch silks. Originally from Issue One, 1990.
Benjamin & Tan Bah Chee: Best of Magic Around the
World. 1975, 137 pages. Includes Tah Bah Chee's My
Routine For The Comedy Egg Bag, and William Tatton's Egg
Duane: Beautiful Gospel Magic. 1989, 58 pages.
Includes The Egg Bag: Lesson Christ risen from the Tomb
Duane: Positive Magic. 1993, 83 pages,
softcover. Includes Egg Bag Antics.
Frank: A Real Magic Show!. 1935 (circa), 42
pages. Includes Bill Neff's Egg Routine, zipper
egg bag preferred.
Lelekis, Paul A.: The Art of Magical Entertainment.
Mixed Media Download, eBook w/Video. Includes Dan Tong's Egg Bag
routine, including some Egg Bag History, and the video is the Dan
Derek: Ken Brooke and Friends. 1986, 300
pages, hardcover. Includes Knickers To The Egg Bag (Barry
Eric: Abdul's Fez. 6 pages. Routine for the
egg bag that is in the form of a Fez hat, from Neilsen Magic.
Lewis, Eric: Personal Magic Volume 1.
MagiKraft. Eric Lewis' Personal Notebooks now archived in CD Form
(over 300 pages). Contains tons of notes and magic. Includes an
Egg Bag Routine by Proudlock.
Lewis, Trevor: Close Up Lecture Notes.
24 pages, paper. Covers 18 effects including Malini Egg Bag w,
Golf Sponge Ball routine.
Trevor: Final Party Pieces. 1999, 48 pages.
Includes Fez Egg Bag routine.
Trevor: Further Party Pieces. 1987, 52 pages.
Includes Sunday Egg, Trevor's Malini Egg Bag presentation.
Trevor & Phil Willmarth: Routines Matter.
2009, 192 pages, hardcover. Includes Trevor Lewis' Commercial
Egg Bag routine.
Trevor: Trevor Lewis Lecture Notes. 1984, 32
pages, softcover. Includes The Egg Bag.
Lewis, Trevor: Uncut The Complete Party Pieces.
270 Pages. Compilation of Trevor's Party Pieces books.
Includes Fez Egg Bag, and many more.
David J.: LaVellma's
Vaudeville Budget.1921, 85 pages, softcover. Includes
The Egg Bag - LaVellma Method, a comedy routine.
Mardo, Senor: The Mixologist. 1975, 31 pages, softcover. Includes Hole in One, Mardo's approach to the Chinese Egg Bag
Mardo, Senor: Routined Magic. 1945
Max Holden. 29pg. Includes: Marlo's Egg Bag Routine using a
Marshall, Frances: Kid Stuff. 1954, 96 pages, softcover. Includes The Laurie Ireland Routine With the Egg and Bag Trick, an egg bag presentation
Marshall, Frances: Kidstuff Volume 5.
Magic Inc. Over 500 pages. Includes Egg Bag and Lota Routine, and
Condensed Chicken, which is a combo Chalk Talk and Egg Bag routine
using a Chicken Egg Bag.
George: Magic From the Dope Den. 1967, 65
pages, softcover. Includes McAthy's Houdini Egg Bag, and
Neal's Original Egg Bag Act.
George: MagiComedy. 1967, 50 pages. Includes Batman
Egg Bag Patter.
George: Smart Comedy for Magicians and M.C.'s.
1950, 46 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag, a fairy tale
story for a quick egg bag routine.
George: Smart Talk for Magicians and M.C.'s.
1945, 34 pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag, a routine
with a cigar.
George: Smart Tricks for Magicians and M.C.'s.
1947, 39 pages, softcover. Includes Patter for Money Egg Bag,
a routine for Egg Bag as a Money Bag
Billy: Homb From Homb From McComb. 1990,
softcover. Includes Whiskey Egg-Bag.
Billy: McComb Comes Home. 1990, 20 pages,
softcover. Includes Egg-less Bag-less Egg Bag and Whiskey
Egg Bag Finish.
Fritz & Peg: Magical Mysteries. 1929, 140
pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag.
Meyer, Orville Wayne: Magic in the Modern Manner.
1949, 184 pages. The chapter on Children's Specials includes
treatment of the Egg Bag.
Miller, Jack: Jack Miller's Egg Bag Routine. 1959,
10 pages, published by Louis Tannen.
Gordon (editor): Comedy Tonight. 1983, 60
Pages, Abbott's Magic. Compilation of Abbott's/Grant's Comedy
Magic, Davey Jones Comedy Tricks and Gags, Don
Bridwell Just for Laughs, Val Andrews Comedy Book,
and Augustus Rapp Comedy Stunts. Includes Egg Bag,
Production Egg Bag.
Gordon (editor): Talk! A
Panormama of Professional Prose Palaver & Polished
Poetical Patter. 1984, 80 pages, Abbott's Magic.
Edited and abridged compilation of Practical Patter by
Percy Abbott, Patter Punches by Sol Stone, Routines in
Rhyme by Bill West, Merrie Magical Chatter by Don
Rogers, 202 Ways to Stop Hecklers by Otis Manning, and Punch
and Judy by Sydney de Hempsey. Includes patter (not full
routine descriptions) for Egg Bag (from Practical
Patter), Snappy Egg Bag Routine, Baking a Cake,
Christmas Pantomime, Egg Collecting, Old Farmer
Giles, and Buying Eggs (from Routines in Rhyme),
and Productive Egg Bag, patter for a Net Egg Bag where
the eggs keep appearing (from Merrie Magical Chatter).
Gordon (editor): Tops Treasury of Ball Manipulation.
1999, 105 pages, Abbott's Magic. Includes Santa Sock Egg Bag
Presentation (Dale Salwak), a routine using Abbott's Santa Sock
Minch, Stephen & Adam Fleischer:
York Magic Symposium Collection Three. 1984, 135
pages, hardcover. Includes Egg Bag Finale (Tom Mullica), a
glass and beer production.
Miller, Charlie: Malini Egg Bag Routine. From
Minch, Stephen & Adam Fleischer:
The New York Magic Symposium
Collection Volume Three. 1984, 135 pages. Includes
magic by Bro. John Hamman, David Roth, Jeff McBride, and much
more. Includes an Egg Bag Finale glass and beer production by Tom
Mishell, Ed: Hold Out Miracles.
1969, 64 pages. (Note, not all effects require use of
holdout) Attaching the holdout, devices, Jack Miller's Egg Bag
Routine, and more.
Dennis L. & Crocker: Gospel Magic Illustrations
Volume 1. 1975, 50 pages, softcover. Includes Chinese
Egg Bag, with patter based on II Cor 5:8.
Mount, Dennis & Crocker: Gospel Magic Illustrations Volume 2. 1975, softcover. Includes E-Z Egg Bag with patter based on II Cor 5:17.
Mullica, Tommy & Richard
Kaufman (editor): It's
Show Time at the Tom Foolery. Features comedy egg
Mullica, Tom: Lecture Booklet Hawaii '83.
24 pages. Contains great Endings for The Egg Bag, and more.
Musson, Clettis: Situation Comedy for Magicians. 1954, 52 pages. Includes The Cackle Does It, some gags for children and the egg bag routine.
Steve: Magic Journey. Includes handling and
theory on the Malini Egg Bag, Cups and Balls, Professor's
Nightmare, and more. SteveMyersMagic
Nightingale, F.B.: Magic for Magicians. 1964, 304 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg-Bag and Chicken.
Novak, John: The Egg Bag Book.
Covers history, the types, and the performers. Includes routines,
lines, moves, handling and so forth.
Robert: Patter for Standard Tricks. 1954, 51
pages. Includes patter for The Egg Bag and I.
Johnny Ace: Expressions of a World Champion Magician.
1991, 12 pages. Includes Thoughts on the Egg Bag.
Parrish, Robert: New Ways to Mysify.
1945, 124 pages. Thirty tricks that can be performed without
elaborate equipment or difficult skill. Includes The Egg Bag.
Pecor, Charles: Off
the Wall with the Wizard. 1975, 19 pages,
softcover. Includes Watch Out!, a broken and restored
borrowed watch using an egg bag amongst other props.
Collins: Everybody's Magic. 1943, 20
pages, softcover. Includes the Egg Bag.
Peter: Presenting Magic. 2012 (circa), 21
pages, softcover. Includes Egg Bag effect.
Preston, Paul: Fireside Magician, The. 1879, 132 pages. Includes The Sack of Eggs, a brief description of an egg bag.
Racherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams, Marlo
without cards. Includes Egg Bagatelle egg bag routine. Hardbound.
William: Pleasant Nightmares. 2008, 315 pages,
hardcover. Includes Neff’s Egg Bag, Rice Bowls and Funnel
Ravelle and Andree: Magic Ala Carte. 1960 (circa), 18 pages. Includes Self-Service, an egg bag presentation.
William & Otto Waldmann (Walton): Up-To-Date
Magical Ideas. 1920, 16 pages, softcover. Includes Egg
Bag Done With a Borrowed Handkerchief, clever gimmick turns
a handkerchief into an egg bag
Regal, David: Approaching Magic. 2008, 506 pages, hardcover. Includes The World’s Greatest Invention: the Chinese Egg Bag, used for glass of beer production and vanish.
Riser, Harry: Secrets of an Escamoteur.
2006, 245 pages. Includes: The Malini-Miller Egg Bag
(construction) and The Riser Routine.
Don: Merrie Magical Chatter. 1984, 24 pages.
Includes Productive Egg Bag.
Charles J.: House of Cards. 1999, 304 pages.
Includes The Egg Bag, routine described but not detailed
Fred: Conjuring Chatter. 1919, 16 pages.
Includes Egg Bags (gags about bags and eggs), and Egg
Producer (comedy lines for a young helper and any routine in
which eggs are produced)
Dave: Egg-Foolery. 1977, 22 pages, softcover.
Tons of information on Eggs and Egg Bags, including how to make
your own, Tear Apart Egg Bag, Easter Egg Bag, Ovetta's
Egg Bag, and more.
Roterberg, August: The Modern Wizard.1895,
123 pages, hardcover. Includes Vanishing Egg and Bag Trick.
Edwin: Sleight of Hand. 1877, 400 pages,
hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag, with a few variations
generally described, but not an in-depth routine.
Dale: A Trip to the Orient. 1963, 34 pages,
softcover. Includes Egg Bag and Carpet Routine.
The Magic Art of Entertaining. 1907. 105 pages.
Includes The Egg Bag Trick: general routine outlined with
patter; and The Life History of an Egg, useful patter for
any egg trick
Scarne, John: Scarne's Magic Tricks.
1951, 256 pages. Lots of beginner magic with several gems hidden
in the pages. Includes The Magic Bag - how to make an Egg
Bag with a basic routine. This routine is also found in Scarne's 100
More of Scarne's Magic Tricks, which is an extract of this
volume. Also found in Scarne's Tricks, which combines Scarne's
Magic Tricks with Scarne on Card Tricks.
George: Patter Paragraphs. 1921, 36 pages.
Includes The Wonderful Egg and Bag Trick, an egg bag
routine patter with the sucker explanation.
George: Words for Wizards. 1924, 40 pages.
Includes patter for Production Egg Bag.
Magic Art of Entertaining, The. 1907, 105 pages,
hardcover. Includes The Egg Bag Trick, a general routine
outlined with patter
Tom: Magical Mixture. 1943, 32 pages,
softcover. Includes The Egg Bag Again, using a net bag
Bill: Best Magic. 1990, 210 pages, softcover.
Includes The Little Black Bag, a version of the Egg Bag
using ping-pong balls
Shutters, Daniel: Magic Ministry. 58 pages, softcover. Includes Constant Presence Of God, using an Egg Bag.
Sisti, Jim: The Magic Menu - The First Five
Years. 1998 L&L Publishing. Compilation of
Sisti's The Magic Menu magazine produced for restaurant and
strolling magicians. Includes Walk Around Malini Egg Bag
by Dan Tong (with an optional glass of liquid production)
W.E.: Wehman's Wizard's Manual. 1892, 86
pages. Includes The Egg Bag, a basic description of the
egg producing bag.
Don: It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It!
1989, 73 pages. Includes The Egg Bag routine (clowning).
Samuel Patrick: Kiddie Patter & Little Feats.
1993, 200 pages, hardcover. Includes The Egg, the Bag, and the
Spill Bar and Grill. 1980, 80 pages. Includes Egg Bag
Ala Sheets (Bob Sheets).
Laurance W.: The Wizard's Annual 1914. 1913,
72 pages. Includes Another Egg Bag, an ending for your egg
bag trick, using a paper bag.
Jim: Conjuring Anthology. 2006, 526 pages.
Includes Opening with an Egg, the Egg Bag routine, with
the climax of a giant egg.
Jim: Magic of Alan Wakeling; 1993, 346 pages.
Includes The Wakeling Egg Bag, with John Daniel, The
Bag And The Billiard Ball, and The Patter And Handling.
Colonel: Hand-Book of Magic, or Conjuring Made Easy.
1862. Includes a general description of the older bag used to
produce eggs and finally a Hen.
Mark: Anatomy of a Successful Magic Show.
2000, 44 pages. Includes The Chicken Egg Bag AKA Climax
Magic: 27 Tricks With a Changing Bag. 6 pages.
Includes Eggs in a Bag, using a changing bag as a sort of Egg Bag.
Jamy Ian: The Magic of Johnny Thompson. 2018,
663 pages in two volumes. Includes the Malini Egg Bag.
Tanner, Don: 25 Tricks and Ideas With an Egg Bag.
1960, 10 pages.
Tanner, Don: 50 Tricks and Ideas With Spring Flowers. 1958, 14 pages. Includes No Eggsplanation Necessary, using an Egg Bag, and See Number 29, an Egg Bag idea.
Tarbell, Harlan and Steve Burton:
Tarbell Companion. Volume
8 was based on this work. Includes Egg Bag, Suggested show
Routines, and more.
Tarbell, Harlan, Course in Magic Volume 2. 1927, 416 pages. Includes Tarbell Egg Bag; The egg bag section is an excellent introduction.
Tarbell, Harlan: Course In Magic Volume 5. 1927, 417 pages. Lesson 60 includes
discussion of Malini Egg Bag as opposed to the Albini bag and
provides some ideas, but not a full routine. Lesson 68 includes
Bamberg's Egg Bag, which was a large Scotch egg bag to produce 15
eggs and a chicken!
System Incorporated Magic. 1929, 1,243 pages.
Tarbell's 60 lesson correspondence course. Includes The Egg
Bag, a full routine with how to construct one.
J. Dazley: The Amateur Magician. 1880, 30
pages. Includes The Great Egg Trick: quick description of
the basic Egg Bag.
Theobald, J. Dazley: Magic and Its Mysteries. 1880, 144 pages. Includes The Wizard’s Egg and Mystic Bag.
Thompson, J.G.: My Best. 1945, 384
pages. Includes two egg bag routines: One is Patter in poem form
by Lucille Saxon, the other is the Tommy Windsor Egg Bag routine
Dan Tong's Cabaret. 1999, 14 pages. Includes The
Malini Egg Bag.
Tuffs, J. Elsden: Teach
Yourself Magic. 1956, 182 pages, hardcover.
Includes The Egg Bag, with the basic working described, no
Dai & Lewis Ganson (Editor): Malini and His Magic.
1962, 107 pages. Includes description of Malini's Egg Bag
performance, with details in Part Two of the book.
Wass, Verrall: Astound Your Audience Volume II Simplicity Swindles. Includes Vanity Bag: general description of an Egg Bag style presentation for the female magician, using a purse and a compact.
Bill: Routines in Rhyme. 1957, softcover,
Supreme Magic. Includes rhyming routines for 6 Egg Bag
presentations - Snappy Egg Bag Routine; Baking a Cake; Christmas
Pantomime; Egg Collecting; Old Farmer Giles; and Buying Eggs
Whittaker, J. Burke: Guerilla Magic. 2021, 28 pages, ebook. Includes The Egg Bag, a full routine with a lemon.
Tommy: The Tommy Windsor Egg Bag Routine. A
Lee Jacobs Production.
Wyman, John: Wyman's Hand-book of Magic, Second Series. Includes The Invisible Chicken, or Enchanted Egg Bag (Wyman).
Yaffe, Malcolm: Paths to Enchantment. Hermetic Press, hardbound, 255 pages.. How to improve your children's magic. Presents a blueprint for how to present high quality magic for children. Also includes many examples of these principles put to work, including The Egg Bag
ZeTuer, Professor: Apparatus and Trick Tips for the
Kid’s Show Magician. 2002, 25 pages.
(Note: I did not include review of Egg Bag products, rather
just routines or articles about Egg Bags)
Adair, Ian:.Egg Bag Routine for the Children. Uses
a zipper egg bag. MagiGram, Vol 19, No. 6, Feb 1987.
Bay, J.K.: BlueBird, Yellow Chick. A children's
effect using toy different colored chicks and an egg bag. The
Wizard, Vol 1, No. 8, Nov. 1947.
Benson, Roy: Bizarre Bag!. Idea for an egg bag
production routine. The Phoenix 230.
Bill and Ken: Egg Bag Supreme. Routine using two
egg bags. Genii Vol 28, No. 11, July 1964.
Blake, George: Perverse Egg-Bag (Magic that goes
in unexpected directions). From George's Focus on Magic column.
Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Volume 04 No. 1 April 1955.
- Also George provides some additional commentary in the next issue - May 1955.
Braue, Fred: Blair Gilbert's Egg Bag Secret. B.L.
Gilbert's method to show inside and outside of the Egg Bag. Hugard's
Magic Monthly, Vol. XVIII, No. 12.
Brent, Lu: The Egg Bag. Covers a few different egg
bags and provides some ideas and alternative approaches. The
Sphinx, Vol 42, No. 2, April 1943.
Bridwell, Jack: Eggs-Citing Magic With Eggs. A
couple of egg bag routine along with some other egg magic. MagicGram,
Vol 17, No. 11, July 1985.
Brown, Paul A., Jr.: The Egg Bag. Outline of a
routine with a breakaway fan, handkerchiefs, and the Egg Bag. The
Sphinx, Vol 21, No. 7, Sep 1922.
Carnegie, Harry: Uncle Charlie's Night Cap! an Egg
Bag routine using Supreme's Uncle Charlie's Night Cap
style egg bag. MagiGram, Vol 13, No. 12, Aug 1981.
Chanin, Jack: New Mesh Egg Bag. Full routine. Genii
Vol. 56, No. 4, Feb 1993.
Chapman, Frank: Bad-Egg Bag. From Chap's
Scrapbook, Volume II, Issue 19, January 1940.
Christopher, Milbourne: Phone in Bag. Idea for
producing a rubber phone as an Egg Bag Climax. Hugard's Magic
Monthly, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, June 1960.
Christopher, Milbourne: Tracing the Egg Bag. An
early history of the Egg Bag. MUM, July 1991.
Coles, C.: Egg Bag of Borrowed Material and Pinned
Together. Sleight of hand act, using rubber eggs and a
glass. The Sphinx, Vol 30, No. 3, May 1931.
Cooper, Travers: A Modern Egg Bag Routine. Using a
ping-pong ball. The Magic Wand, Vol. 46, No. 256, 1957.
Cooper, Travers: A Twist on the Egg Bag. A routine
for adult audiences. The Wizard, Vol 4, No. 46, April 1951
Culpitt, Frederick: An Original Egg Bag Trick. Egg
Bag routine using a signed egg. The Magic Wand, Vol. 16,
No. 135, Nov 1927.
Davidson, Robert T.H.: How to Construct a Malini Egg
Bag. Magicana Column in Genii Vol. 38, No. 12, No.
117, December 1974.
De Courcy, Ken: Take-A-Trick - The Egg Bag. Ideas
and tips for the Egg Bag routine. MagiGram Vol. 2, No. 9,
Delaney, George: Scrambled Egg Bag. Production of
the individual parts of an egg. Jinx 128, 1941.
Denys, Nelson: Egg Bag Presentation. General
routine with patter. The Magic Wand, Vol 21, No. 154,
Deutsch, Gerald: The Egg and the Bag. Using a
blown egg and a chicken foot. Genii Vol 28, No. 1 &
2, Sep-Oct 1973.
Eyles, W.H.: Another Egg Bag. A full egg bag
routine. The Magic Wand. Vol. 18, No. 143, Oct-Nov 1929.
Ganson, Lewis: A Magician Explains the Egg Bag.
Thorough explanation along with how to make one. The Gen,
Vol. 10, No. 10, Feb. 1955.
Geddes, Johnny: Chicken-Egg-Bag. Children's
routine using a Changing Bag, egg, and a rubber Chicken. The
Wizard, Vol. 5, No. 60, Jan 1952.
Geddes, Johnny: Phan-Phare. In the Comedy is My
Business section; An egg bag and a scrawny chicken effect for
children. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Vol 05, No. 1,
Gittings, Jack: The Egg Bag. Routine using the
Tarbell style bag. Part of the Party for Pamela series. The
Magic Wand Vol. 46, No. 256.
Gower, Howard: Hen Bag Again. Routine for the
Supreme Hen Bag. MagiGram Vol 10, No 6, Feb 1978.
Guerra, Jose A. (Roxy); Another Egg Bag. A
different kind of bag described, with basic working, no routine. Genii,
Vol. 16, No. 2, Oct. 1951.
Henrique: Sponge Ball Egg Bag Routine. An add-on
for the sucker portion of the traditional egg bag routine. Alakazam
Vol 4, No. 7 Jan 1994 (Part of MagiGram magazine)
Jamison, R.M.: An Egg-Bag Trick. Using Gwynne's
box idea (from the March Sphinx) to introduce the eggs. The
Sphinx, Vol. XXXIV No. 10, Dec 1935.
Joseph, Eddie: A New Routine With an Old Trick.
Egg Bag routine. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Volume 2,
Number 8, November 1953.
Joseph, Eddie: A New Routine With the Egg Bag.
Full routine. The Tops, Vol. 14, April 1949
Joseph, Eddie: Egg Bag. From article on Tricks
of East Indian Magicians. The Tops, Vol 20, No. 1,
Kelly, James: My Routine for Net Egg Bag. With
lemon climax. MagiGram, Nov 1977.
Lamonte, Jack: Opening for the Egg Bag Routine.
For a children's routine. The Wizard, Vol 5, No. 49, July
Larsen, Bill: The L.W. Patter and Presentation for the
Egg Bag (Part One). Full routine Genii, Vol 18, No.
11, July 1954.
Larsen, Bill: The L.W. Patter and Presentation for the Egg Bag (Parts Two and Three). Full routines Genii, Vol 18, No. 12, Aug 1954.
Lewis, Martin: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. Description
and routine. An extract from Lewis' full manuscript. MUM,
MacGregor, John: Combined Egg Bag. Routine
combining several props to include an Egg Bag. The Wizard,
Vol. 5, No. 58, Nov. 1952.
Mannix, Jack: Comedy Egg Bag Routine With Patter.
For any type of Egg Bag. MUM, Feb 2008.
Marlo, Ed: Egg Bag Routine. Using a Jack Miller
Egg bag. MUM Oct 1978.
Marr, Brian: Magic Hat and Wand. Effect using a
Fez Egg Bag and a Pop Away wand. Magigram, Vol. 17, No.
1, Sep 1984.
Marshall, Horace: An Egg Bag Combination Effect.
Eggs vanish in a cylinder and appear in an Egg Bag. The Sphinx
Vol. 21, No. 10, Dec 1922.
McKeown, Alex: Chameleon Egg Bag. A color-changing
Egg Bag. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 11, Feb
McKeown, Alex: Wot, No Pocket?; idea for a
different kind of Egg Bag. Max Andrews' Magic Magazine,
Volume 3, Number 4, July 1954.
Merlini, Jim: The Egg and the Bag. Part 1 of 2
under Jim's Top Secrets colum, using the Albini style bag.
Abracadabra Vol 12 No. 311, Jan 1952. Part two followed in Vol 12,
No. 312, Jan 1952.
Miller, P.W.: Egg Bag Routine. Very brief routine
summary. New Tops, Vol. 3, No. 2, Feb 1963.
Peterson, Allan: Hen-Fruit Bag. Using a pocketless
bag, two celluloid eggs, a plate, and a table with a well. The
Magic Wand, Vol. 18, No. 143, Oct-Nov 1929.
Peterson, Allan: Impromptu Egg Bag. Using a
handkerchief. The Wizard, Vol 5, No. 55, Aug 1952.
Ravelle & Andre: Crazy Egg Bag Routine. Using
a regular bag, egg, and latex items. The Gen, Vol. 6, No. 3, July
Ravelle & Andre: Eggs-cellent Egg Bag Routine.
Uses a bag with a full width pocket; scrawny chicken, etc. The
Gen, Vol 8, No. 7, Nov 1952.
Riebe, Wolfgange: Patter for the Egg Bag.
Fro m his Wise-Cracks column. MagiGram,
Vol. 26, No. 6, Feb 1994.
Roberts, Arthur H.: Sucker Egg Bag. Basic outline
for a routine. The Tops, Vol 2, No. 10, Oct 1937.
Rogers, Buddy: Transpo Egg Bag Climax. Routine for
the George Coon/Abbott's Transpo Egg Bag. The Tops, Vol.
14, No. 6, June 1949
Rosinoff, Barkann: Poetic Patter: a routine for
the Egg Bag using silks and an egg. The Sphinx, Vol. 30,
No. 3, May 1931.
Rigby, Tom: Egg Bag Routine. Uses 11 latex eggs,
two egg bags, and a few other props. MagiGram, Vol 13, No.
12, Aug 1981.
Sharpe, Alton: Milano Egg Bag. A short routine
with an ungimmicked egg bag. MUM, Feb 2008.
Shaw, Harry G.: Malini's Egg Bag Trick. General
outline of Malini's routine, no details. Hugard's Magic
Monthly, Vol XVIII, No. 10, June 1961.
Simms, Sheldon: Egg Bag Patter. Comedy patter for
a routine. The Sphinx, Vol 20, No. 3, May 1921.
Snyder, Henry: An Egg Bag Egg-Splanation. Routine
using a hollow and real egg, glass, etc. The Sphinx, Vol.
35, No. 9, Nov 1936.
Spraker, R.D., Jr.: Egg Bag Routine. Briefly
described routine with silk and liquid production climax. The
Sphinx, Vol 35, No. 3, May, 1936.
Stanyon, Ellis: The Egg Bag. Full routine with
patter. Published in Stanyon's Magic, Vol X, No. 6, March
Stone, Raymond: Improved Egg, Egg Bag and Handkerchief
Trick. Borrowed handkerchief is stained but restored. The
Sphinx, Vol. 7, No. 8, Oct 1908.
The Great Tally: Egg Bag and Flag Trick. Egg and
Flag transposition. The Sphinx, Vol. 7, No. 12, Feb 1909.
Thompson, Harry H.: Hookey Spookems Egg Bag Routine.
Uses two egg bags, one ungimmicked. The Magic Wand, Vol.
28, No. 184, Dec 1939.
Wagner, Karl: Safely Speaking. Using an egg bag
and small toy cars for a safety message. New Tops, Vol 13,
No. 7, July 1973.
Ward, Bob: Bob Ward's Egg Bag Routine. Routine
with patter using blown eggs. MagicGram, Vol 5, No. 3, Nov
Ward, Rob: My Egg Bag Routine. Routine with patter
using blown eggs. The Wizard, Vol. 6, No. 65, June 1953.
Wass, Verrall: Egg Bag in Disguise. Alternate
ideas for egg bags. The Sphinx Vol. 43. No. 5, July 1944.
White, Joseph: A Pretty Chic(k) Production. Ending
for an Egg Bag routine in producing a baby chick. The New
Wright, Page and William Larsen: Comedy Magic Egg Bag.
Part of the article One Hundred New Magical Ideas. The Sphinx,
Vol. 29, No. 12, Feb 1931.
Ziska, Count: Count Ziska and the Egg Bag.
Description of the bag with routine described, in the Gems
From Loyd's Scrap Book column. Genii, Vol 29, No. 3,
Alexander, Scott: Denny Haney Out of the Box. DVD
set. Set of four DVDs on the life, legacy and magic of Denny
Haney. Includes performance of Denny's Egg Bag routine.
Alexander, Scott: Standing Up On Stage V3 Feature Acts. DVD. Third of 5 DVDs in the series. Includes Malini Egg Bag in full detail.
Carney, John: Up Close & Far Away. 60
minutes, VHS. Performance only with Egg Bag, and more. I don't
know if this has ever been re-released.
Cellini: Magic That Can be Performed Anywhere
DVD. Includes Joe Karson's Chinese Egg Bag
DeMatos, Luis: The Egg Bag; DVD, including a
Malini Style Egg Bag. 1 Hour, 4 mintutes. Includes a live chick
DeSouza, Marc: Master Works of Conjuring, Volume 4. Fully routined and scripted presentations. Volume 4 is The History of Magic Through Performance, and includes full explanation the Egg Bag and more.
Dobson, Wayne: Dobson's Choice - TV Stuff #2
DVD, 1 hour. Another compilation of TV clips from Wayne's hit TV
series 'A Kind of Magic'. Includes the Egg Bag performance.
Fedko, John: School of Magic V1, Classics
of Magic including the Chinese Egg Bag
Thomas, Garrett: In the Mind of Garrett Thomas Volume 3. DVD. Includes Ball in Bag, where a heavy steel ball appears in a small black bag and vanishes again.
Geer, Brian: Heavy Hitters DVD. Over two
hours of magic including an egg bag routine featuring a production
of a full glass of water completely surrounded.
Ginn, David: Live Kidbiz (with book). Live
performance video and book. Includes Red Plaid Egg Bag.
Greenberg, Ace: Jack Miller's Hold Out Miracles
DVD. Meir Yedid Magic. Alan Greenberg teaches his rendition of
several of Jack Miller's routines using the Hold Out. Include The
Jack Miller Egg Bag Routine, how to improvise a hold out. Also
includes archival footage of Jack Miller including his Egg Bag
Haney, Denny: Denny and Lee Performance Video.
55 minute DVD. Live performance at the Wells Theater in Norfolk,
Virginia during the mid-nineties. Features performance only of:
Denny's Malini Egg Bag and more.
Haney Denny: Workshop - the Egg Bag. Downloadable video by Scott Alexander. Hour long in-depth session as Denny personally teaches you his version of the Malini Egg Bag with all of his own tips, hints and subtleties and hosted by Scott Alexander.
Harlan, Dan: Pack Small, Play Big - The All Purpose Show (DVD). L&L Publishing. Includes Tee Bag, an egg bag - production routine
Hobson, Jeff: Jeff Hobson Live! A-1
Multimedia. Performance only of Egg Bag routine.
Hobson, Jeff: The Hobson Egg Bag: This is
the complete package with Jeff's Egg Bag, 2 specially designed
eggs, and an instructional DVD. This is Jeff's variation of the
Malini Bag style, with the lining of a different color than the
outside of the bag. (listed also in products section below).
Jeff Hobson's Egg Bag.
Johnson, George: Egg Bag History. A short article.
The Magic Wand, Vol 25, No. 170, Jun-Sep 1936.
Kelly, James: My Routine For Net Egg Bag.
Children's routine. Magigram. Nov 1977.
Lewis, Martin: Senor Martin Egg Bag DVD. In this video, Martin Lewis explains his affinity for the Senor Mardo Egg Bag (as opposed to the Malini style) and several uses for this great piece of magic. Magikraft.com
Lewis, Trevor: The Magic of Trevor Lewis DVD.
taped live at Mark Leveridge’s 3rd British Close-Up Magic
Symposium. Includes Trevor's Egg Bag Routine (Malini)
Myers, Steve: World Famous Malini Egg Bag. Downloadable video. Twenty minute, straight-forward instructional video gets down to the meat of "how to" without the fluff and filler. "Steve dives right into the most important aspects and teaches you the moves using a custom-made egg bag, a highly visible egg, and a specialty birds-eye view, including picture-in-picture multi-angle views." SteveMyersMagic
McComb, Billy: Greater Magic V30. Includes William's Whiskey Egg Bag
Miller, Charlie: Greater Magic V18. Malini Egg Bag (Performance only)
Miller, Charlie and Johnny Thompson: Greater Magic V29: Includes Chinese Cups Egg Bag Segment w/Charlie Miller Routine
Mullica, Tommy: Greater Magic V19: Includes
Palmer, Johnny Ace: Trilogy of Magic 2 DVD Set.
Includes The Egg Bag (fast paced for table hopping)
Quick Tricks Series: The Egg Bag.
Smith, Samuel Patrick: Tarbell Egg Bag. VHS Tape.
I don't think this is available anymore.
Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient: Funny Magic to
Make You a Kid-Show Celebrity. VHS Video. 1995; 60
minutes. SPS Publications. Contains The Egg, the Bag, and the
Magic Hat and more
Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient and Kidology
DVD. The Magic Ingredient provides info on successful kid shows,
including performance and teaching of The Egg, the Bag, and the
Magic Hat and more.
Stevens Magic Emporium: Egg Bag Teach In: Part of the
Greater Magic Video Library.
VHS (1990s); DVD 2005. Includes: Martin Lewis and the Senor Mardo
Egg Bag, Tom Mullica's Comedy Egg Bag, Billy McComb's Whisky Egg
Bag, and discussion with Charlie Miller and Johnny Thompson on the
Malini Egg Bag.
Thompson, Johnny: Magic Made Easy. DVD. Includes
Performance Only of the Malini Egg Bag.
Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Finally! 50 Years of Magic
Volume 2 DVD, 78 minutes. Includes Malini Egg Bag (in three phases
with glass production); and more.
Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Live by Dan Tong and
Kozmo Magic DVD, 3 Hours. Includes Egg Bag (Performance Only),
Malini Egg Bag with Dan's surprise finish.
White, Bob: Bob White Presents the Malini Egg
Bag DVD. 1Hr, 10 Min. Bob teaches the techniques,
management and psychology of the Egg Bag.
Wilson, Mark: Mark Wilson Magic Circus DVD Vol
3&4. Performance only videos of the famous Magic
Circus Shows. Includes performance of The Egg Bag.
Yedid, Meir: NYCAN 1990 Convention Highlights Video.
DVD or Download. Includes a performance by Jay Marshall performing
his Egg Bag and Lefty.
Crosewl Magic: Deluxe Devil's Hank. Not really an Egg Bag, but a useful addition for an Egg Bag act. Specially gimmicked handkerchief to vanish or switch objects. This model has two compartments for multiple object switches without coming into contact with each other. Upper corners have "feelers" sewn in to aid handling. 18" square, with an old world style map print. No instructions. $33 Crosewl MagicEggs: Various. Most magic shops will carry various wooden, plastic, and sometimes even real (hollowed) eggs for use with the Egg Bag. Some examples:
(Lynetta Welch) Silk Legacy
Malini Egg Bag. Creation from Max Malini, improved
by Charlie Miller and perfected by Johnny Thompson. Made
from the "perfect" silk fabric of ideal weight and thickness,
enabling the egg to slide easily, yet allowing for minimal
"bulge." 7" wide x 8" long.
Silk Legacy Holdout Bag. Same design as the Malini Egg Bag, but not gimmicked. Can be secretly exchanged for examination.
Tarbell Egg Bag. In multiple plaid color combinations. 8x9".
Mardo Egg Bag. in Red Scotch Plaid.
Lewis, Martin: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. The Senor Mardo Egg bag as featured in Martin Lewis' DVD, and sewn by Gladys Lewis, 8x9". Martin Lewis states, "I believe them to be the most practical and deceptive egg bag available." Magikraft.com
Magic Inc.: Malini Egg Bag: The classic
black silken egg bag. Ken Brooke has written an excellent book on
this bag (see book references).
Matos, Luis de: The Egg Bag. Malini Style egg bag
with one hour DVD and details on a live chick production climax.
Meyer, Steve: The Malini Egg. Hand cast by Steve.
"Proper size not too big and not too small; excellent flow in the
bag; no seams to hide; perfectly smooth; won't peel or chip."
Available with or without hole, and also available as a brown egg
The Malini Egg Bag: constructed in a special way with the perfect material to make the magic happen. Exemplifies the craftsmanship you wish for and the durability you need. Available in black, navy, or green.
Final Shot. Liquid production for the climax of your egg bag routine. No-leak, no-spill lid with an included shot glass and basic instructions. SteveMyersMagic
Mikame Egg Bag by Mikame: The Mikame bag is of the Malini style, at least in materials, being made as a drawstring bag of super soft, pliable cloth. The cloth is patterned for deception. Includes a lacquered, blown egg. $35. Mikame also makes a clever MC Egg Bag Scarf designed for use by MC's (show hosts)! Mikame Magic
Neilsen Magic: Abdul's Fez. This is an egg
bag in the form of a Fez Hat. I have one, and it is great. The
Neilsen wooden eggs are great also. Included two booklets:
Abdul's Fez by Eric Lewis and Abdul and His Egg by Wilfred Tyler.
(click for image: Abdul's
Pilsworth, Chris: PB&E. Paper Bag & Egg, a
version of the egg bag using paper lunch-bags. Durable bags last
for hundreds of uses. Includes two ceramic eggs, and online video
Steven's Magic: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. This is a well made Sterling type bag with some differences. Heat sealed pocket. It comes highly recommended. $32.50 Martin Lewis Home Page; or Steven's Magic
Sterling Magic Co.: Sterling
Deluxe Egg Bag. 10"x11", Wool plaid cloth. $25
Surpeme Magic Co.: Ian Adair's Chef's Hat Egg Bag.
White hat fits average child, for use in cooking related Egg Bag
routines with lightweight egg, plastic fried egg. Advertised in
Supreme Magic Co.: Supreme Hen Bag. Edwin
Hooper; bag changes to a Hen. Advertised in the Mid 1980's.
Supreme Magic Co.: Uncle Charlie's Night Cap. Eric
and Margeret Hawkesworth developed knitted woolen cap, with three
eggs. Late 1970's.
Supreme Magic Co.: Xmas Stocking. An egg bag made
as a Christmas Stocking. Advertised in the late 1960's.
Tarbell Egg Bag. The
original Tarbell bag was made of Plaid material, with the pocket
1/2 way down. There are multiple manufacturers making these.
The Essel Magic: Mr. Magic Ultimate Egg Bag. Mesh
style egg bag with plastic eggs.
Mr. Magic Egg Bag Zipper. Red Velvet.
Tirofog, Inc.: Eggs-Actly Blown Eggs. These
eggs are real eggs that are internally coated for durability. They
are available in a variety of sizes including small, medium,
large, extra-large, and jumbo. The solid eggs are intended for Egg
Bag routines, but they are also available with a hole to be used
for the Egg-To-Silk production routines.$12.50 Tirofog, Inc.
Tong, Pauline: Tarbell Egg Bags; Malini Egg Bag. Maker of high
quality Tarbell Egg Bags with a fully stitched pocket $25, and a
traditional silky smooth Malini Egg Bag $35.MagicByPauline.com
Tannen's Magic: Transparent Egg Bag: A net
bag allows the bag to be seen into, yet an egg can still appear.
Uday: Egg Bag Deluxe, Ultimate, and Zipper:
Uday Magic (India) manufactures three different Egg Bags (see also
Funtime Magic of India). The Deluxe
is a plaid cloth bag. The Uday catalog states, "the secret is so well
hidden it can be done close-up." The Ultimate Egg Bag has a fine mesh nylon net on
one side (black on the other) so the egg can be seen when it is
dropped in the bag. Yet the egg still vanishes when desired.
Finally, Uday also makes a Zipper
egg bag, in which the bottom can be opened by a zipper so the
bag can be viewed empty all the way through. About $6 each. Uday's Magic World
Vampire Magic (Max Andrews): Productive Egg Bag.
Net egg bag with the ability to produce many eggs. Advertised in
the early 1950's.
Various: Chinese Egg Bag. This is an
inexpensive straw mat. The mat is folded in half, and an egg
dropped in. The egg disappears, but can be removed from the mat
whenever desired. In the versions that I am familiar with, the mat
is not gimmicked, but rather the egg. About $4.
Viking Mfg. Co.: Gem Mfg. Egg Bag. Designed by
John Pomeroy of Gem Mfg, now produced by Viking Magic. Red bag
with zipper bottom and 20pg instructions. 9.5x10.5".
Viking Mfg. Co.: Malini Egg Bag. Viking's description states in part, "You will delight in the quality of the stitching, the luxurious feel of the wrinkle-resistant black material and the precise nature of our design which makes this bag work right EVERY TIME!" 7.5x8.25"; does not come with an egg (Malini bags use a blown egg).Windsor, Tommy: Golden Egg Bag. Routine with bags - the bags look like Money Bags, labeled "Jacobs Banking and Trust", with patter by George McAthy. Was advertised in the late 1960's, early 70's. Listed at Lee Jacob's Productions