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Topic: The Magic Townhouse
Message: Posted by: yosef_dov (Jul 11, 2003 10:43AM)
Anyone remember the Magic Townhouse on 3rd Ave. in NYC? I went there once when I was probably 10 or 12, and while perusing the shop area, there was a kids party going on, and I got volunteered to have a sword thrust through my neck (since I was older than the party kids, the magi thought it would be better to use me, since I wouldn't panic and would play along, including scream at the appropriate moment).

It was a neat place, and I remember getting some deals there, including a Forgetful Freddy that if I still had is probably a collector's item. (PHOOEY!)

Message: Posted by: Vincent (Jul 12, 2003 05:14PM)
Hello Joe,

While I never visited the Townhouse, I do have very fond memories of Louis Tannens when they were located in the Wurlitzer Building and at 1540 Broadway.
At any given visit it was literally a who's who of magic's greats.

Take Care,

Vincent :die: :magicrabbit: :die:
Message: Posted by: Frank Tougas (Jan 3, 2004 10:43PM)
While I never ordered from them nor did I ever have the chance to visit, I do remember as a young man often fondly thinking about Dorothy Detrich (the Original First Lady of Magic).
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Mar 4, 2004 03:42PM)
I went there once looking for a cane to table prop. The one they had was not well made and I never went back.
Message: Posted by: JesterMan (Sep 19, 2005 12:53AM)
Yes, I went in the early 80s; a group of us went up to NYC on a magic shop tour.