Great Article from the 1954 Puppetry Journal Festival Part 2

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Last Tuesday we posted Great Article from the 1954 Puppetry Journal Festival that was sent to us by Bob Abdou.

Today we’re posting a “Part 2” of the blog that Bob sent us as well:

Hey Dan and Steve

After sending you the article from 1954 “Why don’t you try” about ventriloquism from the Puppetry Journal,

I found a “rebuttal” story in an issue months later in the July/August 1954 Puppetry Journal issue. The viewpoint was written not by Finis but from Mrs. Finis Robinson, Annamay.

The Robinson Family took ventriloquism very seriously,

Here is her article.

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Any vent who knew Finis and corresponded with him knew he took the art of ventriloquism to heart, I am glad I knew Finis and Annamay personally before they both passed away and I still cherish his long winded letters.


Thanks, Bob.


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