The first issue of Pabular, September 1974, mentioned Michael Skinner in its Focus column:
Mike Skinner, winner of the Magic Castle Close-Up Performer of the Year award visited out shores recently breaking his journey en route for the Monte Carlo Convention. He lectured to some of us at Ken Brookes Magic Place and gave us two hours of practical magic, superbly performed. We don't have enough space to list all the effects--even if we could remember them--but one plum stands out: Edward Victor's Eleven Card Trick. We had not seen it performed before. If you entertain laymen with cards this one is a winner. Among the card sleights a flourish-type false count aroused considerable interest. To sum up: a good evening by a very talented performer.
Does anyone have photos they could share or know anything more about Skinner's 1974 European venture? Maybe it was mentioned in a 1974 issue of Genii?
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