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[[Michael Skinner]] (1947- September 2, 1998) was a close-up magician that grew up in Rochester, New York and studied under [[Eddie Fechter]] from Buffalo. He later moved to Hollywood and spent eight years at the [[Magic Castle]] studying with the Professor, [[Dai Vernon]]. {{Youtube Thumb|Sso1oAiFPe8|300|'''Performing 3 card monte'''}}
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'''Michael Skinner''' (1947-1998) was a close-up magician that grew up in Rochester, New York and studied under [[Eddie Fechter]] from Buffalo. He later moved to Hollywood and spent eight years at the [[Magic Castle]] studying with the Professor, [[Dai Vernon]].  
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For over 20 years, he was the magician in residence at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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For over 20 years, he was the magician in residence at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.<ref>Cover [[Genii 2000 November]]</ref>
  
 
His vast repertoire once allowed him to perform 28 shows, in one week, at the Magic Castle without repeating a single effect.
 
His vast repertoire once allowed him to perform 28 shows, in one week, at the Magic Castle without repeating a single effect.
  
Skinner made two guest appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.
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Skinner made two guest appearances on [[The Tonight Show]] starring [[Johnny Carson]].<ref>Obit [[Genii 1998 September]]</ref>
 
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He won Best Close-up Magician twice and was awarded a Performing Fellowship in
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== Awards ==
1997 by the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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* Best Close-up Magician twice and was awarded a Performing Fellowship in 1997 by the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
*Michael Skinner's Intimate Magic (1982) (with Jeff Busby)
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*[[Michael Skinner's Intimate Magic]] (1982) by [[Jeff Busby]]
*Classic Sampler (1996)
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*[[Classic Sampler]] (1996)
  
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Revision as of 18:00, 16 January 2013

Michael Skinner (1947-1998) was a close-up magician that grew up in Rochester, New York and studied under Eddie Fechter from Buffalo. He later moved to Hollywood and spent eight years at the Magic Castle studying with the Professor, Dai Vernon.

Michael Skinner
BornMichael Skinner
1947
USA
DiedSeptember 02, 1998

For over 20 years, he was the magician in residence at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

His vast repertoire once allowed him to perform 28 shows, in one week, at the Magic Castle without repeating a single effect.

Skinner made two guest appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.[2]

Awards

Books

References

  1. Cover Genii 2000 November
  2. Obit Genii 1998 September
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