Our next BlogTalkRadio show is next Thursday, September 23rd , 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central and 5pm Pacific, where we will be interviewing Mr. Puppet himself, Bob Abdou.
Bob has averaged 400 shows a year for the past 11 years with no help from agents or ticket sales. He’s been performing a Beatles Puppet show for the Official Beatles Convention since 1995.
Some may remember Bob as the former Editor/Owner of the Barker magazine that promoted the art of Ventriloquism. He’s also a consultant on Ventriloquism for the Puppeteers of America and a Member of the Hospitality Committee for the Ventriloquist Convention.
Topics that we will be discussing are tips and tricks for Birthday party business, Senior Centers, School, Daycare shows among other items.
You won’t want to miss this interview so be sure to mark your calendar.
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
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The Barker Magazine must have been very popular as it made the headlines on Rankin & Bass in 2002 http://www.rankinbass.com/news0702.html and that website is in its seventh year http://rankinbass.com/
I knew this photo was going to haunt me one day!!
to respond to Lee’s comment, the Rankin/Bass company was great for information about the claymation movie of Charlie and Mortimer, but it came at the time of Edgar’s death and the project was put on the shelf. somewhere, someone has these claymation figures, now these are great treasures for the owner