Self Promoting Ventriloquist


As a ventriloquist you are always looking for ways to promote yourself to get work. This has not changes in a hundred years and I can prove this to you.

Back in the early 1900’s a ventriloquist by the stage name of ” McQuisto” was performing in England. He was a self promoter and used the printed pamphlet to do so. His pamphlet was a cover and opened to be printed on the two inner pages. It measured 4 1/2″ by 6 1/2″ was printed on glossy stock in blue print.

I thought you would all like seeing his pamphlet:

mcquisto 01

This style is still a suitable way to do promotion so read it and maybe there is something you can glean from this beautiful 100 year old sales brochure.



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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