A New Book Regarding Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen

I rarely post two blogs in one day, but I just received this email and thought I should share it with everyone on Ventriloquist Central:


Hi Dan,

I wanted to alert you to a fantastic new autobiography, all about one of the most famous little people in the entertainment industry….Jerry Maren. Of course, Jerry is most known as the Lollipop Munchkin in the legendary classic film, “The Wizard of Oz”, but this new book explores his entire career with a great portion about his time with Edgar Bergen and “portraying” Charlie McCarthy in films. The book is titled “Short and Sweet: The Life and Times of the Lollipop Munchkin” (Cumberland House) and it has just arrived. There is amazing, rare photography of Jerry with Edgar and Charlie on the set and in behind the scenes photos never before published.

This is a book which will enlighten, inspire, and just plain amaze anyone who loves pop culture and motion pictures. What an extraordinary career and life Jerry Maren, a legendary little person, has lived.

As autobiographies go, this one is exemplar, with amazing color photography throughout. A link for the book on amazon.com is below. They currently offer a great discount.

Thank you

Steve Cox


Click here to see the book on Amazon


And thank you, Steve, for sending us this information.



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