First and foremost for the the book written by Stanley Burns called ” Other Voices” is the bible because Stan covered just about everything imaginable concerning the art including collecting. The color plates at the back of the book are great and the content is so complete you just miss nothing.
Second on my list is the book ” I Can See You Lips Moving” written by Valentine Vox. It is in the same vein as Other Voices but does give more on the English vents. A great book non the less.
Third on my list is Kelly Asbury’s book ” Dummy Days” and that is because Kelly gives you great insight into the most famous of the vent performers from that we all know i.e. Edgar Bergen, Jimmy Nelson, Paul Winchell, Shari Lewis. Just a great treatise with some great pictures.
So if you can find these books I feel they are the must for any ventriloquist’s library.
Have you seen the Frank Marshall Tribute DVD, click here
Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan 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. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2015 by Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst
NOTE: You may use this blog article provided you run it with the bio box intact. Please email a copy of your publication with the blog article in it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An interesting aside: I purchased the British version of Valentine’s book before the American version (with a different cover) came out and I got Valentine to autograph both of them at the first Vegas convention in 1997, the year that there was no Vent Haven convention in Kentucky.