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Vent Haven Museum: Its Past, Present, and Future by Lisa M. Sweasy - AUTOGRAPHED!

Vent Haven Museum: Its Past, Present, and Future by Lisa M. Sweasy - AUTOGRAPHED!
Vent Haven Museum: Its Past, Present, and Future by Lisa M. Sweasy - AUTOGRAPHED!
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A NEAR SELL-OUT at the 2016 Vent Haven ConVENTion!

          Vent Haven Museum Curator Lisa Sweasy spent more than a year researching and writing W.S. Berger's amazing life story. She spent countless hours digging through W.S.' personal archives and compiling fascinating information, then putting it into a wonderfully readable story of dedication, passion, and most of all, perseverance. It's truly an amazing and inspirational read!
          All copies are autographed by the author!
          This is the amazing story of one man's lifelong passion for collecting what he called "ventriloquiana".... anything and everything pertaining to ventriloquists and ventriloquism. William Shakespeare Berger bought a ventriloquist's dummy on a business trip in 1910. By the time he passed away in 1972, he had amassed the largest collection of ventriloquial memorabilia in existence. Dummies - puppets - toys - games - photographs - books - posters - recordings - films - costumes - stage props. No item was too large or too small for W.S.' "fabulous collection". This is the amazing story of how he overcame hardships and tragedies that would have defeated most men and yet, he persevered. Today, W.S. Berger's collection is known as "Vent Haven Museum, Inc." It is the only museum in the world dedicated strictly to ventriloquism.
          This book contains the most detailed biography of W.S. Berger ever published.  Features a Foreword by Jeff Dunham.  The book features more than 110 photos, most of which are previously unpublished.  Of the 110+ photos, more than one third are in color!  The book is in three parts, for a wide range of appeal. First is the biography of Mr. Berger.  Think you already know all about him?  Think AGAIN!  Lisa uncovered some startling new information that only his immediate family would have known.  The second section of the book is an in-depth look at ten of Vent Haven's most popular characters, with previously unpublished photos and info about the original ventriloquists who used the characters. Finally, there's a basic "how to" section for those who wish to learn how to be a ventriloquist.
          8-1/2" x 11", 84 pages, color, softbound.
PLEASE NOTE - ALL of the money from the sale of this book goes DIRECTLY to Vent Haven Museum, Inc.
PLEASE NOTE - If you are not ordering for U.S. delivery, you MUST contact me BEFORE ordering to determine shipping options and rates.  The flat rate postage fee DOES NOT APPLY to orders shipped OUTSIDE the United States.  Simply send me a list of the items you wish to order and I'll get back to you with the shipping options and rates.  Once you decide how you'd like the order shipped, I can send a PayPal invoice directly to you (or we can work out other payment arrangements, if necessary).  Thank you! 

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