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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Louis Tannen A "Passing" Coin Interlude four coins in each hand, travel into one hand one by one
1939 60
Louis Tannen Winter-Time in China second method
1941 305
Louis Tannen A Pack Full Of Pep deck from case, rubber
1942 235
Louis Tannen Tannen's Ring, Knot and Rope borrowed finger ring travels from handkerchief in knot on rope
Variations 1942 344
Louis Tannen Change, Please! bill into signed envelope, envelope is cut, bill vanishes and two coins fall out
Variations Oct. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 20)
Louis Tannen Simplified Stabbing Trick spectator stabs knife into pack
1943 279
Louis Tannen, Harlan Tarbell The Snap-Away Silk and Knot silk tied on rope
1943 295
Louis Tannen Yankee Vase rope and vase, without cork
Jan. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 52)
Louis Tannen Tri-Umph prediction of a number, written on paper in envelope
May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 61)
Louis Tannen A Mindreading Joke cards are marked with big bold letters on the back
Mar. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 80)
Louis Tannen Wine Go principle for vanishing liquid, pouring out two different liquids from a bottle
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 88)
Louis Tannen Spirit Writer name of card appears written on spectator's palm, rubber stamp, see Back Room #96 for additional idea
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 88)
Louis Tannen No Fake vanishing wand, breakaway wand
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 88)
Louis Tannen Lou's Waste Paper Container paper basket as a deposition for props, in the end it's empty
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 88)
Louis Tannen "Cuff"-ing a Coin
Oct. 1945 156
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Stars of Magic by Louis Tannen Sep. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 112)
Louis Tannen Flash Flower match to flower routine
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
Louis Tannen No Shoes! producing shoes from a box, everybody recognizes that performer did not wear shoes before
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
Louis Tannen Canny Cane! opening, table with cane and hat, gloves are thrown in the air and they come down with small parachutes, then the cain is put into the hat, where it vanishes
Related to Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
Louis Tannen, Mac McDonald Just a Thumb Tip how McDonald performed the vanishing cigarette with one arm and handling tips for the thumb tip
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
Louis Tannen Straight Through! thimble through handkerchief
Aug. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 132)
Billy McComb William's New Glove Opening gloves are thrown into the air, small parachute opens and they float slowly down
Related to 1947 20
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code
1948 188
Louis Tannen Squeeze 'Em two of diamonds turns into ace of diamonds
Nov. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 189)
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number Seven No. 142, Spectators picks one out of seven random cards, and names six on the phone. Person at other end divines the selection.
1950 272
Dr. E. M. Roberts, Louis Tannen, Cuffing two methods
1952 96
Louis Tannen Idea for Himber's Eternal Light
Aug. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 314)
John A. M. Howie Ring and Rope penetrates rope three times
Inspired by
  • Tannen's Ring, Knot and Rope (Louis Tannen, 1942)
  • U.F. Grant's "Ellis Ring on Rope" in "M.G.A. Inc. Lecture" 1952
  • Peter Warlock's "A Trick Wrongly Named Sefalaljia" in "The Magic Circular" Vol. 46, No. 507.
1955 26
Roy Benson The Birdcage on Jay Marshall, Fred Keating, Kuma, Bob Lewis, Johnny Platt, Louis Tannen, Bruce Elliott, Cecil Lyle, Chris Carlton, Bill Neff
The New Phoenix (Issue 326)
Louis Tannen Blasted coin penetrates inverted glass which is on gaffed tray
Related to 1966 486
Louis Tannen Blasted, Jr.
1966 488
Dirk Van Brummer, Sam Hughes, Frank Garcia, Louis Tannen The Thing solid ghost appears under a handkerchief, makes noises and vanishes again
1967 154
Albert Spackman Miniature Rapping Hand miniature doll hand in box rapping and answering questions, different routine ideas,
  • word and card divination and with spirit slates
  • stop trick with cards
  • whistle put into the box and the hand moves and the whistle blows
  • gipsy thread is restored in the box, while hand moves
  • in conjunction with "The Thing"
  • card turnover

Related to 1969 74
Harry Crawford, Louis Tannen "Ear It Is" impromptu vanishing sequence of pen and paper, behind ear
Variations 1972 199
Louis Tannen The Travelers kickback ending
1972 302
Louis Tannen, Frank Thompson One-Hand Okito Box Sequence coin vanishes and reappears, credit correction on page 192
Also published here Oct. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Louis Tannen, Bruce Elliott Die verschwindende Zigarette Elliott: in spectators necktie
Aug. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Robert Cassidy (reviewer) Bergs Super Wallet by Louis Tannen Feb. 1979 6
Bruce Cervon "Blasted" Routine with Blasted set, glass on coaster, coin through glass
Related to 1985 (ca.) 5
Karl Fulves Half and Half No. 60, borrowed one-dollar bill in envelope, cut in two, two half dollar coins come out
Inspired by 1989 72
Doc Eason "Make my bill disappear..." behind ear
Related to 1990
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic)
Mac King Bill Vanishin' Cigarette Cigarette used as magic wand to vanish a bill - first cigarette vanish to behind the ear, then bill vanish and appear inside the cigarette
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 4
William E. Dayton, Louis Tannen On the Rubber Ball Rising Card credit claim for rubber ball rising card method, with 1949 letter to Lou Tannen and response letters
May 1991
Swipe (Issue 2)
Mac King Stick It in Your Ear corner torn from bill, bill vanished with cigarette and found within
Inspired byAlso published here Mar. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Mike Rogers, Roberto Giobbi The Vanishing Deck while trying to vanish the deck using a pencil, pencil vanish and appears behind the ear, then the deck vaniahes
Inspired byRelated to 2010 106
Roberto Giobbi (reviewer) Card Palming Techniques in Stars of Magic by Louis Tannen 2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 19)
Frank Thompson One Hand Okito Box Sequence coin vanishes
Also published here 2020 443
Louis Tannen Tricks of the Trade reprinted from 1955 Catalogue, many tips on various things
Also published here
  • Louis Tannen catalogue, 1955, p. 531-546
  • "Tricks of the Trade" column, George Armstrong, The Magic Wand magazine
2022 23