Egg on fan

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Postby Dennis Kyriakos » 03/15/04 01:29 PM

Can anyone point me towards sources for egg on fan?

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Postby Guest » 03/15/04 07:52 PM

My recommendation is that you start with the routine written up by Lewis Ganson in Routined Manipulation Parts 1& 2. I think it was originally published in Part 1, but I have the combined book and don't remember for sure. Ganson covers the origin, props, and describes in complete detail a wonderful routine. Many others have created routines, created props, revised the effect ad nauseum... but it is very difficult to find a sweeter routine than this. Just my opin... Asrah
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Postby Bill Palmer » 03/15/04 11:04 PM

The definitive Egg on Fan routine, according to many, was the one performed by the late Tommy Martin. Fortunately, it has been preserved in its entirety in Bob Blau's World of Magic. The book has been out of print for a while, but you might be able to locate a copy through H&R Magic Books.
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Postby Guest » 03/16/04 01:35 AM

Check out Geoffrey Durham's excellent description and handling in his "Little Miracles" notes available from Magic Books by Post.
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Postby Guest » 03/16/04 06:26 PM

Dennis - Here's an idea. Jarle Leirpoll in his

tape "Pocket Power" had a very good idea for egg

on fan .Since it is not my trick I can't tip it

here but if you are a Genii subscriber/reader on

the February 2004 issue is a routine that will

fit in the former. Check it out , it may not fit

your personality......Mike
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Postby Dennis Kyriakos » 03/17/04 07:52 AM

Thanks for your help, gang.

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Postby Guest » 03/18/04 02:24 PM

A great prop for the egg would be the Weller Egg.
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Postby Guest » 03/18/04 04:56 PM

The Book of Secrets by John Carney contains excellent material on this effect.

Most interesting to me is that the variations Mr. Carney describes do not use a fan or glass to inflate the egg.

There is also an excellent explanation on making the gimmick with duck eggs.

Do yourself some good and get on Mr. Carney's mailing list so you will be notified when this book is reprinted.

Kindly,

Pete
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Postby Dennis Kyriakos » 03/19/04 08:49 AM

Pete

Yeah, Carney's book is great. He closed a set here in NYC with a version of egg on fan that's not even in the book. Stunning! So magical!

I'm looking for an original source of the effect to start fresh. I was told I could find it in Tarbell but haven't had any luck. Am I missing it somewhere in the Course?

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