Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits


The one thing that I like about ventriloquism that isn’t figures are books. I have a rather large collections of vent related books and today I received my newest addition Talking Heads by Matthew Rolston and I have to say this book is stupendous.

Matthew has done a superlative job photographing the faces of many of the antique figures in the Vent Haven Museum and these pictures give you detail that your eye just does not see when you are perusing the collection in person.

I can honestly say that looking at his pictures made me go and look rather closely at some of the figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It was wonderous.

So not only is this book a wonderful collection of photographs but the book itself is fantastic. It is a large coffee table book measuring 12 3/4 inches by 12 3/4 inches and the pages are heavy stock paper and the cover and binding is cloth with embossed gold lettering.

I also love the fact that all of the portrait pictures are done in color and the fold out pages were a real treat. Although not an inexpensive book I truly think that what you are getting far exceeds the cost of purchase.


If you love ventriloquism you will love this book.


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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:

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