Tannen's Magic Shop

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Tannen's Magic Shop is the oldest operating magic shop in New York City.  It was founded by Louis Tannen in 1925.[1][2][3] The shop sponsors Tannen's Magic Camp, a summer camp for young magicians, held since 1974,[4][5][6][7][8] Tannen's Magic Shop Jubilee convention, where the LOUIE award is given[9] and Tannen's Magic School in New York City.[10]


  1. ^ Trucco, Terry (October 25, 1990). "WHERE TO FIND IT; Hocus-Pocus Is Always in Stock". The New York Times. Retrieved March 22, 2012. Tannen's, founded nearly 60 years ago by the magician Louis Tannen 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Gary (August 13, 2004). "Magic Shop Moves Alongside Houdini Haunt". The New York Sun. New York City. Retrieved March 22, 2012. Tannen's Magic shop, now New York's oldest operating magic store 
  3. ^ "tannens.com About Us". Tannen's Magic, Inc. Retrieved March 23, 2012. since 1925 
  4. ^ Bouchier, David (August 29, 1999). "OUT OF ORDER; Young Magicians Get Life Lessons". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2012. STRANGE things were happening on Long Island earlier this month, especially around Central Islip, where 120 young magicians from all over the world gathered to practice their ancient art. 
  5. ^ Singer, M. (1987). "Tannen's Magic Camp". Grand Street. 6 (2): 167–175. doi:10.2307/25006969. ISSN 0734-5496. A hundred and twenty amateur escamoteurs, ranging in age from nine to nineteen, have paid $295 apiece to attend Magic Camp. 
  6. ^ Hirsch, Deborah (August 6, 2004). "SUMMER CAMP FOR MAGICIANS, Young wizards learn tricks of the trade (subscription required)". Newsday. Long Island, N.Y. pp. A.44. Retrieved March 23, 2012. Tannen's is not a place for the brand-new magician, though. Many of these campers have been dabbling with do-it-yourself magic kits since before Harry Potter was a gleam in J.K. Rowling's eye, and some already perform in shows. 
  7. ^ Respers, Lisa (October 16, 2000). "16-year-old magician learning the tricks of the trade Years of work pay off for Columbia youth (subscription required)". The Baltimore Sun. pp. 6.B. Retrieved March 23, 2012. Tannen's Magic Camp, which is sponsored by Louis Tannen's Magic in Manhattan, N.Y., is well-known in the magic community 
  8. ^ "Tannen's Magic Camp". tannens.com. Tannen's Magic. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ Briggs, Tracy Wong (October 5, 1987). "HOCUS FOCUS (subscription required)". USA Today. pp. 01.D. Retrieved March 23, 2012. Like magic, about 1,500 illusionists will appear at Lou Tannen's 25th Jubilee Fall Festival 
  10. ^ "Off to See a Wizard (subscription required)". The Washington Post. July 17, 2005. pp. D.08. Retrieved March 23, 2012. but Tannen's magic school really exists 

Coordinates: 40°44′58.64″N 73°59′13.25″W / 40.7496222°N 73.9870139°W / 40.7496222; -73.9870139