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Yaccarino, Michael Orlando 1963–


Born September 23, 1963, in Montclair, NJ; son of Michael Ralph and Marie Elaine Yaccarino. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: New York University, B.A. and B.F.A., 1986. Hobbies and other interests: Photography.


Office—River Edge, NJ. E-mail—[email protected]


Museum of Modern Art, New York City, research assistant at Film Study Center, 1984-85; Casati Archives, cofounder and codirector, and cocreator and coadministrator of Marchesa Casati Web site 1999—. Also, professional tarot reader.


Banner Book of the Year, Pointe magazine, 2004, and book of the year selection by Sunday Telegraph, Gay Times, and Bibel, all for Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati.


(With Scot D. Ryersson) Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati, Viridian Books (New York, NY), 1999.

(With Scot D. Ryersson) Infinite Variety: Portrait of a Muse (one-act play; produced in New York, NY, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and London, England), Viridian Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Scot D. Ryersson) The Princess of Wax: A Cruel Tale (fiction), illustrated by Anne Bachelier, CFM Gallery (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor of articles, poetry, and reviews to periodicals, including Filmfax, Scarlet Street, Film Score Monthly, Ecco, Dreadful Pleasures, Wet Paint, Hecate's Cauldron, Bizarre, Hint, and Samhain.

Yaccarino's books have been published in French, Italian, German, and Russian.



Spectator, November 20, 1999, Moorea Black, review of Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati, p. 50.


Marchesa Casati Web site, (February 21, 2008).

Orlando Tarot, (April 7, 2008).

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