A Jimmy Nelson Celebration 70 Years of Laughter

jimmy nelson celebration

A few weeks have passed since the Vent Haven ConVENTion and I finally had the time to sit down and read the wonderful book which was part of the give away to all who attended this year.

This was put together in three sections making it a joy to go through. I actually sat and read it in its entirety and once I started I could not stop. What a great story of dedication to an art and the success that followed. Everyone in all walks of life should strive to do just as Mr Nelson has done with his ventriloquism and life.

I really take my hat off to Tom Ladshaw for doing such a great job putting this together and supplying us all with such a great array of wonderful photographs showing Jimmy’s life. I can’t say it loud enough, if you don’t have this book BUY IT. Contact Tom Ladshaw (LadshawTom@aol.com) and order it right now. It belongs in anyone’s library that loves the art of ventriloquism.

Jimmy thank you for allowing us to partake in your life for the past 70 years and hope it continues for many more years.




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

Copyright 2011 by Dan Willinger

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