Mike Skinner Notebooks?

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Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby SCobalt » May 19th, 2008, 6:07 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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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 19th, 2008, 7:52 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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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Darryl Harris » May 19th, 2008, 7:58 pm

MIchael Skinner was married a few months before he passed away.
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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby SCobalt » May 19th, 2008, 8:30 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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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 19th, 2008, 8:44 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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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby SCobalt » May 19th, 2008, 8:46 pm

Thank you Richard!

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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Ryan Matney » May 20th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Think we will ever see them?
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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 20th, 2008, 12:08 pm

That's up to Carney since he owns them.
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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Bill Evans » May 20th, 2008, 1:24 pm

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


That's incorrect

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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby AnthonyBrahams » May 20th, 2008, 5:33 pm

Confirmed. He had not married although he and fiancee planned to.
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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 21st, 2008, 5:55 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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Re: Mike Skinner Notebooks?

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 29th, 2008, 6:39 pm

Thanks Gary, I suspected that.

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


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