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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.
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.
Anderson, Gene: Toppers Mad Mad Magic. Includes comedy routines for multiplying bottles, egg bag, playing cards, and more.
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. Two classic routines with illustrations and
full patter 27 pages.
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.
Bertram, Ross: Magic and Methods. 1978
Lee Jacob's Productions.163 pages, hardbound. Tons of Ross Bertram
magic. Chapter 5 includes The Egg 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.
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 procucts. Includes a
section on the Malini Egg Bag.
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.
Busby, Jeff: Routines and Handling for the
Sterling Egg Bag, with Chuck Smith's Routine. Comb bound,
Colucci, Donato: Encyclopedia of Egg Magic.
Covers Natural Eggs, Imitation Eggs, Fekes & Gimmicks,
Productions, Vanishes, Balancing Feats, The Egg Bag,
Transpositions, Animations, Transformations, Miscellaneous Effects
and Routines. 319 large pages containing more than 270 tricks and
routines gathered from hundreds of sources. Over 490 illustrations
by J.K. Schmidt. Hardbound.
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.
Elliot, Bruce: Classic Secrets of Magic.
266pp. Great instruction. Includes chapters on Egg Bag and more.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Hugard, Jean: Modern Magic Manual.
Includes 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.
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 Chop Cup, Mirror Deck,
Malini Egg Bag w, Golf Sponge Ball routine, Cup and Dice, Coins in
Tumbler, Coin Assembly, Monte Plus, and more.
Lewis, Trevor: Uncut The Complete Party Pieces.
270 Pages. Trevor's professional children's magic developed over
20 years. Includes Fez Egg Bag, and many more.
Magicnook: The Ungimmicked Egg Bag Routine. All the directions for doing the Egg Bag with an ungimmicked bag are here! Also, includes the "endless" production of real eggs; a Chef Hat & Apron paper tear from Wiz Kid Eleazar Goodenough; the gooey-mess-on-the-kid's head that-turns-into-a-bouquet of spring-flowers; and two magic oven props to build (one to produce a six foot high inflatable birthday cake, and a smaller table-top version to produces a real birthday cake complete with instant self-lighting candles on top). e-book.
Mardo, Senor: Routined Magic. 1945
Max Holden. 29pg. Includes: Marlo's Egg Bag Routine using a
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.
Meyer, Orville Wayne: Magic in the Modern Manner.
1949, 184 pages. The chapter on Children's Specials includes
treatment of the Egg Bag.
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
Mishel, Ed: Hold Out Miracles. 64pg.
(Note, not all effects require use of holdout) Attaching
the holdout, devices, Jack Miller's Egg Bag Routine, and more.
Mullica, Tommy: It's Show Time at the Tom Foolery.
Features comedy egg bag routine.
Mullica, Tom: Lecture Booklet Hawaii '83.
24 pages. Contains great Endings for The Egg Bag, and more
Novak, John: The Egg Bag Book.
Covers history, the types, and the performers. Includes routines,
lines, moves, handling and so forth. $19.95
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.
Racherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams, Marlo
without cards. Includes Egg Bagatelle egg bag routine. Hardbound.
Riser, Harry: Secrets of an Escamoteur.
Includes: The Malini Egg Bag and more. Hardcover 247 pages.
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.
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)
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. $25
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!
Thompson, J.G.: My Best. Includes two
egg bag routines: One is poem form, the other is the Tommy Windsor
Egg Bag routine
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
Carney, John: Up Close & Far Away. Performance only w/Miser's Dream Cards, Egg Bag, and more.
Cellini: Magic That Can be Performed Anywhere
DVD. Includes Joe Karson's Chinese Egg Bag, The Devil's
DeSouza, Marc: Master Works of Conjuring, Volume 4. Fully routined and scripted presentations right out of Marc's performing repertoire and used to entertain lay audiences all over the world.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. Another compilation of TV clips from Wayne's hit TV series 'A
Kind of Magic'. Includes the Egg Bag; 1 hr 3 min. $25
Fedko, John: School of Magic V1, Classics
of Magic including the Chinese Egg Bag
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.
Live performance at the Wells Theater in Norfolk, Virginia during
the mid-nineties. Features performance only of: Denny's Malini Egg
Bag and more. 55 minutes DVD
Harlan, Dan: Pack Small, Play Big - The All Purpose Show (DVD). L&L Publishing. Includes Tee Bag (egg bag - production routine)
Hobson, Jeff: Jeff Hobson Live! A-1
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. $149 (listed also in products section below).
Jeff Hobson's Egg Bag.
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. $19.95 Magikraft.com
Lewis, Trevor: The Magic of Trevor Lewis DVD.
taped live at Mark Leveridgeís 3rd British Close-Up Magic
Symposium. Includes: Trevorís Opening - icebreaker; Arm Gag; Tap
Top water production from fist; Cigarette Prediction; Broken and
Restored Eye Glasses (borrowed); Card On Tie; Paper-Clipped Card;
Trevorís Card Force; Second Dealing broken into easy-to-master
steps; Trevorís Ace Location Routine (using the 2nd Deal);
One-At-A-Time Ace Assembly with Kicker; Coin Matrix using four
coins but just two cards; Egg Bag Routine (Malini); Chop Cup with
table hopping advice; Razor Blades become magically strung on a
length of thread.
McComb, Billy: Greater Magic V30. Serpent Silk, Dove Production, Half Dyed Hank, Himber Ring, Gypsy Thread, Six Card Repeat, Seven Corner Hank, Credit Card in Wallet, Whiskey Egg Bag
Miller, Charlie: Greater Magic V18. Paper Mystery (Perf), Malini Egg Bag (Perf), Four Deuce Trick, Hanky Knots, Hat Trick, Mutilated Parasol (perf), Floating Pencil, Balls in Net
Miller, Charlie and Johnny Thompson: Greater Magic V29: Charlie Miller Cups & Balls: Hindu Cups, Chinese Cups Egg Bag Segment w/Charlie Miller Routine, Johnny Thompson routine, Cards: Audley Walsh Dream Deck, Up the Ladder, Pull Out Shuffle, Vernon's One Helluva Card Trick
Mullica, Tommy: Greater Magic V19: 4 Cards,
Bill Tear, Torn & Restored Card, Gozinta Boxes & Gum, Egg
Bag, Cig & Napkins (perf), Card in Mouth, A.E.R.O.B.I.C.
Palmer, Johnny Ace: Trilogy of Magic 2 DVD Set.
Includes Develop an Award Winning Act; 8 Ball Production; Coke
Bottle Production; Coin In Eye; The Egg Bag (fast paced for table
hopping); Too Fast!; Three Magic Scarves; Vanishing Bobby Pin,
Sleight of Hand Scotch and Soda, and more.
Quick Tricks Series: The Egg Bag $11.95.
Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient: Funny Magic to
Make You a Kid-Show Celebrity. VHS Video. 1995; 60
minutes. SPS Publications. Contents: Crayons to Scarf; The Crystal
Tube; Multiplying Billiard Balls; The Imagination Cap; The
Shrinking Glove; Headband Blendo; The Egg, the Bag, and the Magic
Hat; Nest of Boxes; Puff the Magic Rabbit
Smith, Samuel Patrick: The Magic Ingredient and Kidology DVD. The Magic Ingredient provides info on successful kid shows, including performance and teaching of Crayons to scarf, The Crystal Tube, Multiplying Billiard Balls, The imagination Cap, The shrinking Glove, Headband blendo, The egg, the bag, and the magic hat, Nest of boxes, and Puff the magic rabbit. Kidology provides more kid magic including The invisible flying silk scarf, Soft Soap, Portable Beach Balls, Cut and restored rope, Monster hat, Commercials and Jokes. $35
Steven's Magic Emporium:
Egg Bag Teach In: Part of
the Greater Magic Video Library.
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. First
available on VHS in the late 1990's, DVD Release 2005. DVD $29.95
Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Finally! 50 Years of Magic
Volume 2 DVD. Includes Malini Egg Bag (in three phases with glass
production); Chop Cup (short, fast routine); Card on the Ribbon;
Thompsonís Aces; Ropes (routine with cut and restored, Professor's
Nightmare, three to one restoration); and Jack (an old
trick). 78 Minutes. $35
Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Live by Dan Tong and
Kozmo Magic DVD. Includes Jimmy Ray Paper Tear, Egg Bag
(Performance Only), 5 Card Mental Test, Rope Routine, Hat Tear
(performance only); Bill to Wallet; Linking Paper Rings; 4th Eye;
Revised Big Surprise, and more. 3 hours.
White, Bob: Bob White Presents the Malini Egg
Bag DVD. Bob teaches the techniques, management and
psychology of the Egg Bag. 1hr 10 min. DVD. $49.95
Wilson, Mark: Mark Wilson Magic Circus DVD Vol
3&4. Performance only videos of the famous Magic
Circus Shows. Some of the effects performed in these volumes
include The Professor's Nightmare, The Egg Bag, Paper to Bills, a
Billiard Ball Manipulation act with his then 6-year old son Greg,
and lots of stage effects. $25
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:
Fabric Manipulation (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. $88 FabricManipulationFedko, John: Hard Boiled Ultimate Egg Bag DVD and Props. (also listed in Video Section above). John Fedko teaches a comedy routine (with sucker portion) suitable for a single person or a large audience. Includes a 20 minute DVD and an Egg Bag. Magic City
Lewis, Martin: Senor Mardo Egg Bag. The Senor Mardo Egg bag as featured in Martin Lewis' DVD, and sewn by Gladys Lewis. 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). Prices range from $20 - $35 Magic Inc.
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. $30.00 Neilsen Magic (click for image: Abdul's Fez)S.S. Adams Egg Bag: I don't know what this is made of, but cost is cheap at only $4.
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 Egg Bag. Wool plaid cloth. $25
Tarbell Egg Bag. Plaid
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. $15 Tannen's Magic
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
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.: 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. No description available. $20. Listed at Lee Jacob's Productions