Nine effects from the repertoire of Michael Skinner
. Forward by John Carney is very informative. (John was one of Michael Skinner's dearest friends.) Michael gave John his "Notebook of Magic" before he passed.
The introduction provides a "deep insight" into the career, life, friends, and "thinking" of this very special man. Michael Skinner is considered to be the greatest magician of all time. His sleights, subtleties, nuances, misdirection, patter, trick selection, and pace were impeccable...and the size of his repertoire was profound. Skinner could perform over 600 different effects at his prime - and perform them all perfectly.
This e-book delves into the mind of Michael Skinner and gives complete descriptions of much of his favorite magic and provides the real secrets of how he thought, practiced, and performed - including the "intricacies" of his motivations. Skinner's insights, his "rules" of performance, and his choices of magic are what all magicians want to know.
Effects in this e-book include...
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - Michael's brilliant "wild card" routine that is a superb study into how Skinner thought...every single aspect of this trick is explained...and learn a handling that most have never even thought of before.
GIANT COIN - You will love this 4-part routine. It is a very funny routine and with a really cool sleight that is not only easy to do, but makes the outcome seem absolutely impossible...even to magicians. The end is so cool, and you end clean with a hilarious finale. Wait until you see this.
MONA LISA CARD TRICK - This routine was one of Mike's favorite and most performed effects...learn an incredible subtlety that Michael pioneered to bring your final revelation to an impossible conclusion...it is superb. This routine is a "work of art"...and, learn an important lesson in "routining"!
TORN & RESTORED PAPER - A very clever 4-stage routine that increases in amazement until the end...and simple to do. You're going to love this beautiful routine.
THOUGHT PROJECTION PACK - Wait until you see this winner by Skinner. This routine is simplicity itself - yet you can read the minds of two different spectators...but the way Skinner "routines" this...is truly incredible.
BUSINESS CARD PREDICTION - This is not Bill Simon's effect, but Skinner's ingenious, professional method that will fool any magician who does not know this effect. This is one of those effects that you will do over and over, for yourself in front of the mirror, because it looks so cool.
FECHTER'S HANKY FORCE - Skinner loved this remarkable Force by Eddie Fechter...because it is very clean. Even magicians will be convinced that no force was involved.
ALTMAN'S '7' LOCATION - Skinner also loved to perform this really cool trick...even when you know how it works...you will still fool yourself. It is brilliantly constructed.
BONUS! - 'James's Miracle'! Stewart James was a favorite "study" of Michael Skinner because of his genius. This ESP effect is very interactive with your spectators, (a big plus!) and the spectators make all the decisions to arrive at an impossible final revelation.
1st edition 2017, 33 pages photoillustrated + 2 videos.