My friend Peter Rich, one of the elder statesman of our great art form, happened to send me by snail mail the following items.
One is an article written when he attended the recent Texas Gathering, the second is a flyer from when Peter was on the same bill with Frank Sinatra Jr and the third (see above) is a great color picture of Peter and his sidekick Rawhide.
Rawhide is a Frank Marshall creation and has been by Peter’s side for 6 decades giving him lots to talk about.
Peter thanks for sending these items in to me so that I could share with everyone!!
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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2011 by Dan Willinger
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Peter Rich is wonderful gentleman. It’s been my great pleasure to know Peter for many years. He’s contributed to all the Ventriloquist publications with his columns of humor for decades. Peter has had a long career performing all over the world in many different venues. A true gentleman, as well as a terrific performer.
my life has been “richer” by meeting Peter. and I mean that seriously.
Peter Rich is a friend and a mentor. His comic mind and sense of humor combine in his artistic work — as a ventriloquist and as an artist. His silhouettes of Charlie and Mortimer grace my wall and his one-time partner, Oscar, is now my main partner. Hats off to Peter Rich!
May 25, 2014. Had the Great pleasure of Meeting Peter Rich today. He is still making jokes in Northgate nursing home, San Antonio, TX.