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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1478325976/

The Great Lester: Ventriloquism's Renaissance Man

by David Erskine

Foreword by Jeff Dunham
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I already ordered it the other day, it's supposed to be here Monday, I'm looking forward to getting it.

I think I'm going to email Bill Nelson, he did the cover art, I want to suggest he offer posters of that cover, maybe through Café Express or something, I think that cover would look great in a frame along with my Bergen and McCarthy movie posters.

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You shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

But I guess it's okay to judge a cover by its cover.

You're right! That cover really pops.
A poster of it is a great idea.

I'll be ordering a copy of the book myself very soon.

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http://www.amazon.com/Ventriloquism-Kind......8294728/

Ventriloquism and Kindred Arts
by Fred Russell
on sale for $8.55

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Thanks for the heads-up! Ordered.
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On 2013-06-28 18:03, Fonsy wrote:
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

LOL.
One thing I don't have to worry about, judging this book by it's cover, I already have these other "books" by Erskine which I liked;
-Letters To Willie
-The Ages of Ventriloquism, the disguised voice in folklore
-Latchstring, remembering Bergers and VH
-Edgar Bergen, an interview anthology
-Conversations with members of the vent family Vol. 1 (Bernstein, Boley,Boyd,Nelson)
-Conversations with members of the vent family Vol. 2 (Johnson, Kidla, King, Mahendra)
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Sweet! My copy arrived early, it was waiting for me when I got home from work today.
Just flipping through it I can tell it's going to be interesting.
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On 2013-06-29 16:32, Dickens & Dave wrote:
Sweet! My copy arrived early, it was waiting for me when I got home from work today.
Just flipping through it I can tell it's going to be interesting.


Glad to hear it!
I just ordered a copy.
Of course, Amazon's overseas shipping takes about 3 weeks.
So, I have to be patient.
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Just from looking through it, it looks like it's worth the wait.
I wish I wasn't already in the middle of another book right now.
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I ordered the book as well and knowing Amazon no doubt will receive it shortly before Christmas Smile
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I learned vent from 'Lester's Legacy' the ever popular cassette/book course from the 1970's. I believe this was taught by one of his students and respected ventriloquist Bob Faulkner. I still have the book, the tapes have long since became unusable.
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On 2013-07-05 21:03, Anverdi-museum wrote:
I learned vent from 'Lester's Legacy' the ever popular cassette/book course from the 1970's. I believe this was taught by one of his students and respected ventriloquist Bob Faulkner. I still have the book, the tapes have long since became unusable.


I'd love to get my hands on that book
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Just ordered my copy. Looking forward to reading it.
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My book arrived today!
Amazon took only ten days to get it to me here in Asia.
Not too bad!

So far, it looks all right.
I do wish there were more pics of Lester in it, though.
And the "fictional memoir" style is a bit odd.
Still, it is defintely worth the price!

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I've always found Amazon to be pretty quick, they got bogged down sometimes over the holidays, but so does every place.

I haven't been able to start reading mine yet, but looking forward to getting to it soon.
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Thanks to thi thread I ordered the book. I received it and could not put it down. Well written and a great story of a real pioneer. If you like the more recent history of this art this is a must read.
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