History Detectives: John Cooper’s Black Ventriloquist Dummy

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Here’s a quick clip involving John W. Cooper’s ventriloquist dummy. This is from the PBS History Detectives.

Watch Black Ventriloquist Dummy on PBS. See more from History Detectives.

John Cooper was billed as “The Polite Ventriloquist”. One of his best routines was the barbershop routine.

Click here to read more about John Cooper’s Barbershop Routine



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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