Ventriloquist Central Celebrates Two Years

I must say it is astounding to me to realize that 2 years has now come and gone since Steve Hurst and I decided to start VentriloquistCentral the web site. I never would have believed that this site would grow to become one of the focal point in ventriloquism. I originally just wanted to showcase my collection but things blossomed and here we are.

I want to thank every person out there who has made contributions to the site because without you we never could present the information that you find contained within the pages of this site. PLEASE… continue to send in those articles and if you have not done so and you have something you think everyone would like to read send it in. We will get it posted.

This year some of the fantastic things that Ventriloquist Central was able to do was to present to the public some great interviews done by Val Hiliker and Lee Dunn with Terry Fator. This was something we were very proud to be able to share with you all.

I was able, with the help of my wife Helen, to get a very personal interview with Ronn Lucas and got to go behind the scenes at his Las Vegas show and take some great pictures to share with you folks.

Ventriloquist Central was proud to produce an exact replica of a Frank Marshall Nosey figure. That was a big challenge which came out terrific.

We were able to promote Greg Claasen’s fantastic book “McElroy Magic” about building McElroy style figures.

Kenny Warren’s fantastic treatise on ventriloquism is now available only through Ventriloquist Central.

I have had visits from Bob Carroll, Mike Robinson, and Bob Abdou to see my collection of ventriloquist figures and do hope that if you are in the Boston area you will contact me to also come and see the collection.

And to finally sum up, I want to thank everyone who comes to Ventriloquist Central to just look around at all we have to offer. Everyone of you have made this web site into the place for everything that has to do with ventriloquism. It has been a pleasure for both Steve and me and we do hope you continue to come to our place.



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 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:

Copyright 2008 by Dan Willinger

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4 Responses to Ventriloquist Central Celebrates Two Years

  1. Bill Smith, Nedrow N.Y. says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,etc!

  2. j conte says:

    Congratulations on a GREAT WEB SITE!!!!

  3. George Boosey says:

    Congratulations and Best Wishes for many more years of hosting this “must visit” site.

  4. Charles Prouty says:

    Hey Dan Congrats!!! I did not realise that two years have gone by so quicly.. Thanks to you and Steve for all your dedication to our wonderful art..

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