Cover of Genii (1963)
|Born||February 14, 1909|
|Died||March 19, 1982 (age 73) |
Louis Tannen (Feburary 14, 1909 - March 19, 1982) was founder of Louis Tannen, Inc., one of the largest magic dealers.
Tannen was a life-long magician, starting out as a kid magician. He started a magic shop with his brother Irv in 1925.
His brother Mike Tannen (1917-1976) was the principle proprietor of the Circle Magic Shop, also in New York City, for over 30 years.
He was publisher of the Tannen edition of the Tarbell Course, in seven volumes.
Louis created a number of effects including Salt-Go (1943) and a version of the Haunted Deck (1933).