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The Key to Ventriloquism for Fun and Profit
by Winchell, Paul
Published by Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc. (1954)
First edition presumed, no previous edition/date stated.
Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 9 ounces

Condition: Vintage/Used - Fully intact.
Spine is creased, covers are scuffed with light creasing. Colors are good.
Interior is clean - pages are lightly tannish. Text is crisp and bright, there are illustrations . (no pictures)

CHAPTER I
THE VOICE—THE BEGINNING
OF VENTRILOQUISM
When you start out to learn anything new
—whether it's how to dance, play the piano, hit
a golf ball or start a double play—there are cer­
tain basic principles which you have to under­
stand, learn and then practice until you have
mastered them. Learning to be a ventriloquist is
no exception. The basic elements in ventrilo­
quism are things like creating a dummy voice,
lip control, manipulation, character and practice.
Right now let's get down to learning the first
concept—the one without which there could be
no ventriloquism—the ventriloquial voice.
Psychologists tell us the best way to teach a
beginner is to tell him "what to do" rather than
"what not to do." With ventriloquism, however,
M™ that *fs necessary to start out by explaining
what u N°T done. So I first want to expose the
one KTCat mystery, the one false idea, which has
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Sturies of Ventril°quism down through the cen-
You have all sat in a theatre or in front of your
television set and heard dolls, animals and even
articles of furniture talk. They were half way
across the stage from the ventriloquist, but they
talked. You believed the ventriloquist "threw
his voice" all that distance because you heard the
sounds coming from there. Let me disillusion
you right here. It is impossible for a ventrilo­
quist, or anybody else, to "throw his voice."
The voice is not like a baseball which you can
pick up and hurl in any direction. Our voice is a
part of us. It's created down in our throat and
always remains within us. No ventnloquist ever
has o'r ever will throw his v^e from one place
- another. Actually it
come from the doll, and it was seven feet away
from the ventriloquist!" Well, as I am disillu­
sioning you at this moment, the ventriloquist
was creating an illusion at that moment. And a
very fine illusion too.
Here is how he was able to do it and how you
will be able to do it too when you have learned
ventriloquism. Of all our five senses - hearing
is the one which is the least reliable and the one
most easily deceived...

The Key to Ventriloquism for Fun and Profit Paul Winchell Paperback Book First Edition Ottenheimer 1954 Hobby How To Vintage Fully Explained

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