Mike Skinner Notebooks?

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Postby SCobalt » 05/19/08 06:07 PM

I was recently reading that Michael Skinner kept notebooks similar to the Cervon Notebooks, documenting the magic shown to him by Dai Vernon. Does anyone know where these notebooks currently reside?
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 05/19/08 07:52 PM

Hi Cobalt--where did you find the information about Michael Skinner's notebook? Was it in an old issue of Genii ? That's certainly news to me.

I understand Skinner had no wife or children, but he did leave behind a sister and three nieces (I believe).
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Postby Darryl Harris » 05/19/08 07:58 PM

MIchael Skinner was married a few months before he passed away.
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Postby SCobalt » 05/19/08 08:30 PM

I was reading a book that I can't recall at the moment. But it distinctly mentioned Skinned maintaining books of Vernon material shown to him.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/19/08 08:44 PM

Michael Skinner left the notebooks to John Carney in his will, and with the help of Michael's sister he was able to obtain them.
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Postby SCobalt » 05/19/08 08:46 PM

Thank you Richard!
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Postby Ryan Matney » 05/20/08 12:00 PM

Think we will ever see them?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/20/08 12:08 PM

That's up to Carney since he owns them.
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Postby Bill Evans » 05/20/08 01:24 PM

Darryl Harris wrote:MIchael Skinner was married a few months before he passed away.


That's incorrect
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Postby AnthonyBrahams » 05/20/08 05:33 PM

Confirmed. He had not married although he and fiancee planned to.
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 05/21/08 05:55 PM

So John Carney has the notebooks...hmm. I always assumed that Skinner's sister inherited his library, props, and other personal belongings.

I wonder if those notebooks were the ones that appeared in the November 2000 Genii Skinner tribute issue. That issue contained several photographs of a small spiral bound notebook that listed a slew of effects in its table of contents.
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Postby Gary Plants » 05/28/08 07:26 PM

That's them Leonard.
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 05/29/08 06:39 PM

Thanks Gary, I suspected that.

Perhaps Mr. Carney will one day share some of its contents.
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