Some Clips from Murder For Dummies

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Phil Nichols and his sister Melissa put on a play called “Murder for Dummies.”

Melissa sent us clips with descriptions from the play.

Meet Vera Charlemame, a has been actress and lush who has a thing for Lester’s wooden friend Corky. Vera helps Lester and Corky to solve the murders and save the day.


Opening prologue of the show…Lester performing at the Rainbow Room, where he receives a telegram inviting him to the weekend gathering of millionaire William Vanderby to provide entertainment.


Lester’s routine at Vanderby manner as a hurricane makes landfall outside. Corky tempts the fates with his mocking song directed at the Hurricane.

Thanks Melissa for sharing with us.



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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2 Responses to Some Clips from Murder For Dummies

  1. Bill Matthews says:

    These are great. Is the entire show available on DVD? If so, how would we order one?

    • Phil Nichols says:

      It will be on DVD we’re in the editing process now. It is also supposed to be published for production through Next Stage Press so any theatre group can do it and help keep Ventriloquism going. We’ll keep everyone in the loop on when teh DVD is ready to release!

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