Michael Skinner

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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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'''Michael Skinner''' (1941-1998) was a close-up magician that grew up in Rochester, New York and studied under [[Eddie Fechter]] from Buffalo.<ref>http://www.death-record.com/l/104437109/Michael-B-Skinner</ref> He later moved to Hollywood and spent eight years at the [[Magic Castle]] studying with the Professor, [[Dai Vernon]].
  
For over 20 years, he was the magician in residence at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.{{Youtube Thumb|Sso1oAiFPe8|300|'''Performing 3 card monte'''}}<ref>Cover [[Genii 2000 November]]</ref>
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== Biography ==
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For over 20 years, he was the magician in residence at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.<ref>[[Genii 2000 November|Genii Magazine, Vol. 63, No. 11, November 2000]], Cover, Early Skinner, by Lou Gallo, page 19</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.
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Skinner made two guest appearances on [[The Tonight Show]] starring [[Johnny Carson]].<ref>Obit [[Genii 1998 September]]</ref>
 
Skinner made two guest appearances on [[The Tonight Show]] starring [[Johnny Carson]].<ref>Obit [[Genii 1998 September]]</ref>
 
   
 
   
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Skinner contributed to many magazines, including [[Genii]]. There was also a manuscript he wrote, titled Ten for Ten, which never materialized from would-be publisher [[Jeff Busby]], who had the completed manuscript for about 25 years. It was to consist of 10 tricks for a cost of 10 dollars.<ref>Skinner Tapes CD, disk 7</ref><ref>http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/MichaelBSkinner/5645610</ref>
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== Awards ==
 
== Awards ==
 
* Best Close-up Magician twice and was awarded a Performing Fellowship in 1997 by the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
 
* Best Close-up Magician twice and was awarded a Performing Fellowship in 1997 by the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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*[[Classic Sampler]] (1996)
 
*[[Classic Sampler]] (1996)
  
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==References==
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 11, November 1998, Michael Skinner (1947-1998), by Roger Klause with Jon Racherbaumer, page 73
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* The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1080, July 2006, Reflections on Magic Part 2: Michael Skinner, by Michael Vincent, page 232
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* M-U-M, Vol. 97, No. 3, August 2007, Three Young Lions: Mike Skinner, Larry Jennings, and Bruce Cervon, by Michael A. Perovich, page 60
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 89, No. 8, August 2009, PICTURES FROM THE PAST, page 20, Answer to Pictures from the Past, by C. Dennis Schick, page 98
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Latest revision as of 14:05, 15 September 2014

Michael Skinner

Cover of Genii (2000)
BornMichael Bernard Skinner
August 9, 1941
Rochester, N.Y.
DiedSeptember 3, 1998 (age 57)
Las Vegas
Resting placePalm Northwest – Funeral Home & Cemetery Las Vegas, Nevada

Michael Skinner (1941-1998) was a close-up magician that grew up in Rochester, New York and studied under Eddie Fechter from Buffalo.[1] He later moved to Hollywood and spent eight years at the Magic Castle studying with the Professor, Dai Vernon.

Contents

Biography

For over 20 years, he was the magician in residence at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]

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.[3]

Skinner contributed to many magazines, including Genii. There was also a manuscript he wrote, titled Ten for Ten, which never materialized from would-be publisher Jeff Busby, who had the completed manuscript for about 25 years. It was to consist of 10 tricks for a cost of 10 dollars.[4][5]

Awards

Books

References

  1. http://www.death-record.com/l/104437109/Michael-B-Skinner
  2. Genii Magazine, Vol. 63, No. 11, November 2000, Cover, Early Skinner, by Lou Gallo, page 19
  3. Obit Genii 1998 September
  4. Skinner Tapes CD, disk 7
  5. http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/MichaelBSkinner/5645610
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  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 11, November 1998, Michael Skinner (1947-1998), by Roger Klause with Jon Racherbaumer, page 73
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1080, July 2006, Reflections on Magic Part 2: Michael Skinner, by Michael Vincent, page 232
  • M-U-M, Vol. 97, No. 3, August 2007, Three Young Lions: Mike Skinner, Larry Jennings, and Bruce Cervon, by Michael A. Perovich, page 60
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 89, No. 8, August 2009, PICTURES FROM THE PAST, page 20, Answer to Pictures from the Past, by C. Dennis Schick, page 98
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