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Vent Haven: Ventriloquism Museum

Posted in Dolls with tags , , , , , , on January 7, 2013 by elgrayso

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Founded by William Shakespeare Berger, a Cincinnati businessman and amateur ventriloquist, Vent Haven Museum is the world’s only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. The museum is in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, just 5 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio. [from venthavenmuseum.com]

Influential American celebrity photographer, director, and creative director Matthew Rolston turns his eye for portraiture to a new cast of characters with the launch of Talking Heads, The Vent Haven Portraits. Using techniques he has honed over decades of celebrity portraiture, and marking his first foray into the world of fine arts, Rolston has captured the inherent humanity of a rarely-seen collection of unique entertainment figures: ventriloquist dummies. Unearthed from the intimate and obscure Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Rolston used a rigorously formal photographic approach to bring out the power in the faces of these figures through a series of 100 portraits, or “headshots.” [from Pointed Leaf Press]

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Vaudeville Ventriloquist Dummies

Posted in Dolls, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2011 by elgrayso

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