[The word “ventriloquist” was proposed by John B. L. Schindel in 1884. The first ventriloquist’s dummy was created in 1839.]
How did it develop into an art form?
[Dummies are not made for performances and most people play with these types of products because of their simple appearance, affordability, and ease of use.]
Are the modern ventriloquists from Europe? Why is there a need for such an art form from America for the purpose of entertainment?
[Ventriloquists originate mostly from Europe, but the use of American dummy’s has developed from the French.]
What are the differences between European and American entertainment?
[This question was also addressed by John Schindel.]
What are some common characteristics of the typical American ventriloquist and what do you see when you take a trip to their home country to visit their family?
[This question was asked by the late Ed N. Schindel.]
Are there any advantages for ventriloquists and people of their own country to take the same dummy to see their family?
[Another question received on the same topic by Ed Schindel.]
Why do some people choose ventriloquism as their profession and how is it different in these States?
[Another question received on the same topic by Nellie Schindel.]
Do you need such an art form to entertain your family or have no use for them?
[This was addressed by the late John Schindel.]
Are ventriloquists in the USA considered celebrities?
[This was also answered by John Schindel.]
Do we have any “VENTRILOQUIST FANS” in the U S?
[This question was asked by Ed Schindel.]
Are there any “VENTRILOQUIST PEN PALS” who live there?
[As another question was asked by Ed Schindel.]
What is an average cost for a ventriloquist dummy and are they considered as a premium item?
[Another question was received by Ed Schindel.]
Can I take the ventriloquist dummy home?
[An important question addressed by Ed Schindel.]
Can you use a vacuum during a “Dummy Time”