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.
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How to Become a Ventriloquist

Author: Edgar Bergen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486410869

Category: Games

Page: 125

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Easy-to-follow guide offers expert advice from an internationally renowned performer. Helpful tips on "near" ventriloquism, the doll dummy, hand puppets, shadowgraphs and cardboard dummies, staging and entertainment, "distant" ventriloquism, more. 48 illustrations.
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How to Become a Ventriloquist

Author: Edgar Bergen

Publisher: Mahomedan Press

ISBN: 1445509733

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 130

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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. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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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

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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.
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Ventriloquism Made Easy

Author: Paul Stadelman,Bruce Fife

Publisher: Piccadilly Books, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780941599061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 102

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How to talk to your hand without looking stupid.
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Ventriloquism Made Easy

Author: Kolby King

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486296838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 90

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

Magic with Your Voice

Author: George Schindler,Ed Tricomi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477606

Category: Games

Page: 149

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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.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism

Author: Taylor Mason

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The art of "bellyspeaking" isn't for dummies. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Ventriloquism teaches everyone to speak from their bellies, create and substitute sounds, use all the registers of their voice, and create diversions to attract the listener's ear - whether they invest in a fancy puppet or create their own figure out of a sweat sock. ?Includes tips for making, manipulating, and talking with their dummy and for it - both at the same time ?Advice for getting an act together and taking it on the road - getting gigs, getting paid, and how to improve performances ?How to write dialogue and jokes and rehearsal techniques
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Ventriloquism for the total dummy

Author: Dan Ritchard,Kathleen Moloney

Publisher: Random House Inc

ISBN: 9780394756387

Category: Games

Page: 90

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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
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All By My Selves

Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

Author: Jeff Dunham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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"The most popular standup comic in the U.S." --Time Whether he's breathing life into Walter, an old curmudgeon; Peanut, an over-caffeinated purple maniac; or Achmed, a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the wildest, funniest partners in show business. All By My Selves is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long and winding road to becoming America's favorite comedian. With wit, honesty, and lots of great show business detail, Dunham shares all the major moments in his journey to worldwide fame and success.
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Dumbstruck

A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Author: Steven Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 449

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In this study of ventriloquism, Connor follows his subject from its early beginnings in ancient Israel and Greece, its role in mysticism and witchcraft, through to modern entertainment.
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Ventriloquism for Dummies

Life of a Comedian

Author: John Wing

Publisher: Windsor, Ont. : Black Moss Press

ISBN: 9780887533709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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Ventriloquism for Dummies is based on the life of comedian John Wing and his education into standup comedy. It starts with his trying to be funny as a boy in Sarnia leading to his leaving university degree-less and moving to Toronto in 1980, where the real work began. The bulk of the story takes place from 1980 to 1987, when he worked in ten provinces, fifteen states, fifty weeks out of fifty-two, forty-seven out of town. The year ended with his first national U.S. television exposure. It will include the two years on Amateur night, learning to write jokes, then learning to write jokes that worked, then finally learning to write jokes that worked for him. The building of the comedian from all sides -- from the drug paraphernalia in one pocket to the pack of DuMaurier King size and the cocktail napkins filled with illegible scribbling in the other. The struggle that many endured to come out on the other side with a living and a functioning liver. In addition to the history of the Toronto comedy institution, Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret, the joke history, the road history (from Vulcan, AB to Sarasota, FL), and what he is able to recall about the drug history, there will also be a considerable amount of shameless name-dropping. This is fair, as Wing sees it, since the group of people who passed through Yuk Yuks with him in the 1980s was as glittering an array of talent as that of any other time and place ever produced, many names that everyone will be familiar with from TV and movies. After over 100 television appearances, including six Tonight Shows, 3 books of poetry, two children, one marriage, and over a thousand auditions for TV commercials without ever appearing in one, John Wing now ventures into that most subjective of artistic endeavors, the prose memoir.
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The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

Author: Sid Fleischman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061947857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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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. . . .
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The Secret of Ventriloquism

Author: Jon Padgett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692799642

Category:

Page: 200

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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.
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Who's the Dummy Now?

Winner of America's Got Talent

Author: Terry Fator

Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781741107289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Describes how the ventriloquist overcame an abusive childhood and years as a struggling entertainer to pursue his dreams and, after winning "America's Got Talent," has gone on to have a successful career in television and Las Vegas.
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