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Pete my dad always asks me:
"What came first the Chicken or the Egg?"
and the answer is always
"The Rooster"
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>>>>>>>>>>>>FRANCES MEI LING<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Your dad used the earlier version of the egg bag. It was LARGE--perhaps 18" x 18". It PRODUCED EGGS. "regular' eggs, small eggs, LARGE EGGS, a black egg when a black youngster asked for an egg, etc.

I believe Loo got the routine from DANTE, but it had been around long before Dante.

If you remember, Loo produced SAM his Chinese chicken from "the" bag. Then SAM disappeared from the tear down box and, if I remember correctly, SAM then was reproduced. The bag was a perfect vehicle for your dad. When I first met Loo, he was opening with the bag. In his hands, it was a masterpiece.

Mike Caveney does it today, and Mike does everything VERY WELL.
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Right Pete, I saw Glenn Heywood do it at an Abbott GTG back in the '70s. It was GREAT!

Re THE GRANT COMEDY EGG BAG:::: I NEVER LIKED IT. The magician spends five minute "proving" that it is an ordinary "unprepared" bag....and then destroys the whole concept by "turning it into a chicken."

As you are well aware, the egg bag, must be PRESENTED. Otherwise, it's just an egg and a bag. Too many performers introduce "my MAGIC bag, and with it I can produce an egg. YUK.
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Okito had a routine with a really large Egg Bag and multiple eggs, too.

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Right Julie.
That's the style of bag that De Yip Loo used.

These days, Mike Caveney is using one. His handling is delightful.
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That was a phenomenal post by Lawrence O.!!!
Inadvertently, I'm sure, he left out Joseph Ovette's booklet: "EGGTRAORDINARY WAYS OF EGGSHIBITING WITH EGGS". The apparent misspellings are the exact title of this 36 page, 5" x 7" booklet. On the cover the artwork has the initials: SL (that's how Sid (Johnson) Lorraine signed his art work.)

I have a copy! I'm PMing Lawrence O.!
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OK, 2 years later.....
UF Grant had 3 different egg bags in his early 70s catalogs. The Climax (Comedy) Egg Bag which turned into a chicken, a very early version (the original?) of the Mesh Egg BAg, and maybe the best of all...the Challenge Egg Bag, using an entirely ungimmicked bag...and the audience could search the bag, and the magician, after the vanish.
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Does anyone has experience in using something else than an Egg ?
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On Mar 9, 2018, DrVG wrote:
Does anyone has experience in using something else than an Egg ?


I've tried a few other things, just to see how well they'd work out and play for an audience. A ball, a salt shaker, and a lime. I've always went back to the egg...though I now use a lime as a "final load" ending.
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U.F. Grant made at least 6 or more Egg Bags, all worked very differently. Mesh Egg Bag, Chicken Egg Bag, No gimmick egg bag, just to name a few off the top of my head. Most were all thin regular material.
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