A Little Misty for the Tannen's Jubilee

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.

Postby Paul Richards » 02/18/13 10:07 AM

CBS Sunday Morning just did a great piece on the old school resorts of the Catskills.

Watching it, I couldn't help but think about my times working the Tannen's Jubilee. It was at Kutsher's when I was going and it appears they are the "last man standing" as far the Borscht Belt is concerned. Oy...

Paul Richards
Posts: 47
Joined: 08/12/08 08:29 AM
Location: Buffalo, NY

Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/18/13 11:19 AM

I went to many hotels in the Castskills as a kid. Growing up in Queens in a family with limited funds, that's where we went for vacation. The hotels include The Granite, The Pines, Grossinger's, and of course Brown's hotel, where the Tannen Jubilee was held for decades.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine
User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 22403
Joined: 07/18/01 12:00 PM
Location: Washington DC

Postby IrishMagicNews » 02/18/13 12:23 PM

I really enjoyed that. Kinda sad that as the years go on, things change.

News, Lectures, Societies & Magic in Ireland

Shenanigans the irish magic convention 2-4 May 2014 Dublin
User avatar
Posts: 478
Joined: 05/20/09 03:30 PM
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Postby Steve Cohen » 02/18/13 12:46 PM

The Brown's Hotel (where I enjoyed the Tannen's Jubilee for many years) burned down last April.

Here's a NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/nyreg ... .html?_r=0
Steve Cohen
Posts: 75
Joined: 01/17/08 01:00 PM
Location: New York City

Postby MaxNY » 02/18/13 06:33 PM

Great fun! The warped floors, endless meals, Tannen's was a must every Fall.
User avatar
Posts: 1285
Joined: 01/17/08 01:00 PM
Location: Warwick, New York

Postby ForgetRich » 02/25/13 04:17 PM

I performed at the last one. I guess they got a look at my show and surmised magic is dead.
As a sidebar I could not help but feel that I was in the Dirty Dancing movie as I walked around the resort. Kutcher's I think.
Richard Forget
Posts: 14
Joined: 07/24/09 07:19 PM
Location: Canada

Postby Jonathanrian » 02/26/13 01:42 PM

Paul, thanks for that CBS link. I liked the line, "You don't need to be in Vienna to enjoy Mozart." I've never been to the Catskills, although I feel like I have... the place and era were romanticized in stories told to me by family over the years.

A short set of side by side photos - Borscht Belt: Then and Now
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/redrum ... 932149221/
~ Jonathan
Posts: 11
Joined: 06/17/12 01:30 AM
Location: Kansas City, MO USA

Return to Buzz