Great Books on Ventriloquism History

What to read to find information about the history of ventriloquism? This is a question I get all the time and of course the first thing I tell folks is peruse my site. There is so much information that even if you spent weeks you will not see or read everything.

My second choice for reading and learning the history of ventriloquism is the book that was written by Stanley Burns “Other Voices”. Unfortunately it is no longer in publication but it is available sometimes on and also on eBay. It is quite possibly the most complete work on ventriloquism dating from, as the cover states, B.C to T.V.

Click here for “Other Voices

The other publication that is high on my list is “I Can See Your Lips Moving” by Valentine Vox. This too is a wonderful book and covers the same history of ventriloquism but from another’s point of view. I love both of these books and refer to them all the time.

Click here for “I Can See Your Lips Moving

There are many many other books devoted to this great art and you will have to do some digging to find them but I hope this gives you a start!!



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:

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