Ventriloquist Central Video Series – Vent Haven ConVENTion 2011 – Honoring Jimmy Nelson

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Albert Alfaro presenting Jimmy Nelson with a bronze bust he made


Here are some video clips from the Vent Haven ConVENTion 2011 honoring the legendary ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson.

With permission from Mark Wade, we’re happy to share this video with you.



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:

Copyright 2011 by Dan Willinger

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6 Responses to Ventriloquist Central Video Series – Vent Haven ConVENTion 2011 – Honoring Jimmy Nelson

  1. Mike Palma says:

    Dan and Steve, thank you so much for sharing these videos! Between you guy’s and what Tom Ladshaw has done it has inspired me to be at the convention next year !
    Mike Palma

  2. Chuck Lyons says:

    Dan and Steve Thank you soo much for sharing this video. I was no able to attend but I did meet Jimmy back in the 70’s in his trailer at a show. He was so very kind and sent me a personal letter and photo both of which I treasure today. He is truly deserving of this honor. Thank you again for all both of you do for this wonderful art.

  3. Bill Smith says:

    “The Jimmy Nelson Building”! WOW! What an AWSOME & appropriate thing for vent haven to do!! Thanks Dan & Steve {& Mark} for sharing this!!

  4. Bob Conrad says:

    Dan and Steve, thank you for sharing all the videos of the convention, although I was unable to attend , thanks to your videos I feel I have been a part of the convention honoring one of my hero’s Jimmy Nelson. Thanks again.

  5. John Robinson says:

    I add my sincere thanks, Dan & Steve; esp. for this video as I only made the last day of ConVENTion, and regretfully missed some of the honoring Jimmy meetings – was a joy to view this! Gratefully, Pastor John R. in VA

  6. Donald Woodford says:

    Dan and Steve, you’re the greatest!

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