I’ve always known that my webmaster, Steve is a ventriloquist, but have never seen any of his performances. In fact, since he moved to Oklahoma (3 years ago) and started his own business, he hasn’t been performing.
However, he sent me a video of a “holiday” performance he did 12 years ago. After I saw it, I told him we have to post this on the blog. It took some arm twisting, but he finally relented. Here’s Steve’s story about this short clip:
Here’s this video I was telling you about. This happened back in 1996 around the holidays. The local cable company was asking businesses to do a holiday greetings video and in turn, it would be a way to promote the businesses. The cable company was going to run these “promotional greetings” during December on the local access channel.
At the time I was doing kidshows in western Washington. I knew the guy in charge of these videos so when he asked if I wanted to do it, I said. “SURE!” I wanted them to put my phone number on the screen too, but he said they could only do the name. I figured that would still be okay because I had ads in party planners, parent guides and other publications throughout the Seattle area.
Well, as you’ll see by the video, everything went okay EXCEPT….they spelled my last name wrong. They refunded my money, however, I still got a couple of jobs from the exposure.
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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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2008 by Dan Willinger
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