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The Whole Ventchilada | Ventriloquist Pete Michaels

 

 

     

NOTE: Alexander Herrmann (1843-1896) produced several editions of his Wizards' Manual under slightly different names.  The full title of the one pictured above is Wizards' Manual: Secrets of Magic, Black Art, Mind Reading, and Ventriloquism as Performed by All the Celebrated Professors of the World.  As a young boy (circa 1916) Edgar Bergen purchased the Wizard's Manual for 25 cents.  He taught himself ventriloquism aided by the use of this manual.

 

Recommended  Sources on Ventriloquism

 

AUDIO (CDs, LPs)

Edgar Bergen Laugh & Learn: Lessons in Ventriloquism
Bill Boley  Here’s Ventriloquism
Bill Boley Advanced Ventriloquism
Bob Neller Ventriloquism
Jimmy Nelson

Instant Ventriloquism and Ventriloquism for the Beginner

Jimmy Nelson Ventriloquism 2
Liz VonSeggen Developing Character Voices
Valentine Vox You Can Be a Ventriloquist

             

VIDEO (VHS, DVD)

Bill Boley Novelty Ventriloquism
Lee Cornell Ventriloquism 101
Bill DeMar Upside Down and Backwards on Ventriloquism
Pete Michaels Video Ventriloquism
Pete Michaels Video Ventriloquism 2
Pete Michaels What To Do If The String Breaks
Bob Rumba Talk Like a Dummy: The ABCs of Ventriloquism
Steve Taylor

Humoring Your Dummy

Steve Taylor Manipulating Your Dummy
Steve Taylor Voicing Your Dummy
Liz VonSeggen Fun with Character Voices
Mark Wade

Successful Ventriloquism

Mark Wade Advanced Ventriloquism
Mark Wade The Art of the Kid Show
Paul Winchell  

How to Become a Ventriloquist (Ventriloquism for Fun & Profit)

                    

BOOKS

William Anderson Know Your Character
Kelly Asbury

Dummy Days: America’s Favorite Ventriloquists from Radio and Early TV.  REVIEW: www.talkingcomedy.com/SI-Vent-2005/books-siVENT05/KA-BK-siVENT05.html

Edgar Bergen How to Become a Ventriloquist
Dale Brown Booking and Working Trade Shows
Trevor Burch The Art of Ventriloquism
Stanley Burns Other Voices: Ventriloquism from BC to TV.  REVIEW: www.talkingcomedy.com/SI-Vent-2005/books-siVENT05/SB-BK-siVENT05.html
Dave Castle If the String Breaks
Steven Conner Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism
Douglas Craggs Ventriloquism from A to Z
Bill DeMar Ventriloquism for Dummies

Bill DeMar & Tom Ladshaw

Ventriloquial Script SourceBook
Clinton Detweiler (based on Fred Maher's original course) Maher Course: Complete Program
Steve Engle Adventures in the Vent Trade
Helen Gray Dummy Dialogues
Darryl Hutton Modern Ventriloquism
Kolby King Ventriloquism Made Easy
Tom Ladshaw The Magical Ventriloquist
Dan Ritchard Ventriloquism for the Total Dummy
George Schindler Ventriloquism: Magic with Your Voice
Paul Stadelman Ventriloquism and Television Ticklers
Valentine Vox

I Can See Your Lips Moving: The History and Art of Ventriloquism

Mark Wade Kid Show Ventriloquism
Paul Winchell Ventriloquism for Fun & Profit

 

 AUDIO RECORDS in MP3 Format

Howdy Doody: Be a Ventriloquist
Narrated by Larry Marks

 

 

THE GREAT LESTER on TAPE

Harry Lester's Home Instruction Course: Booklet & Cassettes

Mail Order Course Booklet

TAPE GUIDE

CASSETTE LESSONS on WMA AUDIO FILES
TAPE 2: BEGINNING OF ANIMATION
TAPE 20: NEWSPAPER EXERCISE
TAPE 33: IMITATIONS, DISTANT VOICES
TAPE 34: DISTANT VOICE, TELEPHONE
TAPE 40: LESTER’S ADVICE ABOUT ROUTINING

These audio files were reproduced from extremely old unprofessionally-recorded tapes, and thus the audio quality is often extremely poor both on the originals and on these copies. These files, being incomplete (5 of the original 40 tapes), are presented here primarily for historical purposes.