How To Become A Ventriloquist

Author: Edgar Bergen

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473394473

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 126

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This early work is a fascinating read for entertainment enthusiasts. Thoroughly recommended for the bookshelf of the amateur or professional ventriloquist it contains a wealth of information that is still useful and practical today. Contents Include: Near Ventriloquism, The Doll-Dummy, Hand Puppets, shadowgraphs and Cardboard Dummies, Staging an Entertainment, Distant Ventriloquism, Entertaining With Distant Ventriloquism. We are now republishing this classic work in an affordable, high quality, modern edition with a new introduction to the history of ventriloquism.

How to Become a Ventriloquist - Step by Step Guide to Ventriloquism, from Vocal Exercises to Making the Doll

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447491459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 80

View: 2370

Every aspect of ventriloquism is explained in detail in this book. How to make the doll, exercising your voice, and other tips for a successful start are included. Thoroughly recommended reading for the entertainment enthusiast. Extensively illustrated with black and white explanatory drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Ventriloquism Made Easy

Author: Paul Stadelman,Bruce Fife

Publisher: Piccadilly Books, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780941599061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 102

View: 9644

How to talk to your hand without looking stupid.


Magic with Your Voice

Author: George Schindler,Ed Tricomi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477606

Category: Games

Page: 149

View: 9683

One of the world's most famous magicomedians and ventriloquists discusses every aspect of his art, revealing a wealth of insider's tricks. Schindler shows how to cultivate a variety of voices and offers helpful suggestions for putting an act together, developing comedy material and scripts, and handling bookings and publicity. 38 figures and photos.

Ventriloquism Made Easy

Author: Kolby King

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486296838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 90

View: 9936

How to speak without lip movement, develop dialogue and special effects, use props, plan a show, and much more. Indispensable for the absolute beginner.

How to Be a Ventriloquist

Author: Darren Griffin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490907512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 36

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Darren Griffin has been a ventriloquist since 1974. Now, after years of experience and thousands of shows, he brings you techniques that are easily mastered. Learn to speak without moving your lips, the different voices that will bring your characters to life, and how to combine your imagination and your voice to create real magic.

So You Want To Be A Ventriloquist

Author: Colin Dymond


ISBN: 1291984909

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

View: 9872

So you want to be a ventriloquist is a complete guide for beginning ventriloquism. Including puppet manipulation, how to talk without moving your lips and how to write a comedy script.

Death of a Ventriloquist


Author: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 157441447X

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

View: 3399

Collects poems that explore the highs and lows of parenthood and personhood.

Ventriloquism for the total dummy

Author: Dan Ritchard,Kathleen Moloney

Publisher: Random House Inc

ISBN: 9780394756387

Category: Games

Page: 90

View: 3848

This step-by-step guide to the techniques involved in ventriloquism includes tips on pronunciation with little or no lip movement, choosing a voice, constructing a dummy, and performing for an audience

The Great Lester: Ventriloquism's Renaissance Man

By David Erskine Foreword by Jeff Dunham

Author: David Erskine

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781478325970

Category: Vaudeville

Page: 232

View: 8689

In this engrossing "fictional memoir" based on original sources, Harry Eugene Lester paints a rich picture of his life and times as the world's premiere ventriloquist in the heyday of vaudeville and beyond. Not only will "vents" and historians appreciate this book, but also, as it's a delight to read, anyone who likes to read personal reflections of a life well lived can enjoy The Great Lester: Ventriloquism's Renaissance Man. The Great Lester was a Renaissance man-a free spirit-a creative person who originated a ventriloquist act that both changed and enlightened American ventriloquism, even as he wrestled with the changing times and his own inner world. What makes that character different from the rest of us? What are the secrets of his talent? What is creative vision, and where does it come from? Based on original research, including access to newspaper and magazine accounts and previously unpublished correspondence, and primary source tape recordings made by Lester, The Great Lester: Ventriloquism's Renaissance Man presents the first fully integrated portrait of this American icon of ventriloquism. Few performers lived such a large and eventful life while transportation and electricity changed the world. Lester's early life was one of restless adventure going to new places following traveling entertainment-first with the circus, then Dime Museums, and then American vaudeville and music halls in Europe. He traveled the world, becoming famous and wealthy, and then becoming penniless as the fashions in show business changed. Lester possessed an evangelical zeal to share his approaches regarding acquiring the art and craft of ventriloquism. His most famous student was Edgar Bergen, fresh from high school in 1922. Lester spent his last years teaching ventriloquism students one on one at his studio in Hollywood. Erskine brings Lester to life as never before. He also details parts of Lester's personality that cannot be easily understood-his defiance of rules regarding his career and his inability to change with the fashions in show business.

The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

Author: Sid Fleischman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061947857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2396

One night The Great Freddie, a young ventriloquist, is possessed by a dybbuk. A what? A Jewish spirit. A scrappy demon who glows as if spray-painted by moonlight. The dybbuk is revealed to be the ghost of a twelve-year-old boy named Avrom Amos, a victim of the Nazis during World War II. In a plucky scheme to seek revenge, he commandeers The Great Freddie's stage act and entraps the entertainer in the postwar ashes of Germany. Behind the footlights, the dybbuk lights up the terrible fate of a million and a half Jewish children, including Avrom himself. What tricks does the dybbuk have up his ghostly sleeve? Prepare to be astonished. . . .


Author: Frederic Maccabe

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781373856647

Category: History

Page: 70

View: 8631

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Hearing Things

Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment

Author: Leigh Eric Schmidt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674003033

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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âeoeFaith cometh by hearingâe âe"so said Saint Paul, and devoted Christians from Augustine to Luther down to the present have placed particular emphasis on spiritual arts of listening. In quiet retreats for prayer, in the noisy exercises of Protestant revivalism, in the mystical pursuit of the voices of angels, Christians have listened for a divine call. But what happened when the ear tuned to Godâe(tm)s voice found itself under the inspection of Enlightenment critics? This book takes us into the ensuing debate about âeoehearing thingsâe âe"an intense, entertaining, even spectacular exchange over the auditory immediacy of popular Christian piety.The struggle was one of encyclopedic range, and Leigh Eric Schmidt conducts us through natural histories of the oracles, anatomies of the diseased ear, psychologies of the unsound mind, acoustic technologies (from speaking trumpets to talking machines), philosophical regimens for educating the senses, and rational recreations elaborated from natural magic, notably ventriloquism and speaking statues. Hearing Things enters this labyrinthâe"all the new disciplines and pleasures of the modern earâe"to explore the fate of Christian listening during the Enlightenment and its aftermath.In Schmidtâe(tm)s analysis the reimagining of hearing was instrumental in constituting religion itself as an object of study and suspicion. The mysticâe(tm)s ear was hardly lost, but it was now marked deeply with imposture and illusion.

The Secret of Ventriloquism

Author: Jon Padgett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692799642


Page: 200

View: 6615

With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Shulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Jon Padgett's The Secret of Ventriloquism heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent. Padgett's work explores the mystery of human suffering, the agony of personal existence, and the ghastly means by which someone might achieve salvation from both. A bullied child who seeks vengeance within a bed's hollow box spring; a lucid dreamer haunted by an impossible house; a dummy that reveals its own anatomy in 20 simple steps; a stuttering librarian who holds the key to a mill town's unspeakable secrets; a commuter whose worldview is shattered by two words printed on a cardboard sign; an aspiring ventriloquist who spends a little too much time looking at himself in a mirror. And the presence that speaks through them all.