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Ventriloquism Collection

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Archie Andrews, Peter Brough and Vera Lynn

Archie Andrews, Peter Brough and Vera Lynn
Forces Sweetheart Vera Lynn at the BBC, recording with Peter Brough and famous ventriloquist dummy, Archie Andrews, 1944. Lynn had only just returned from a tour of India

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Maude Edwards ventriloquist

Maude Edwards ventriloquist
Maude Edwards (1886 - 1976), female ventriloquist, with her puppeteered dummy Nobbler, stable boy seated upon her knee. Date: 1905

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool

Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool
Touring Ventriloquist Mr W. Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - of 167 Liverpool Road, Islington, London. Found in an advertisement for a performance at the Abergavenny Coliseum in November 1915

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Arthur Prince ventriloquist

Arthur Prince ventriloquist
Arthur Prince (1881 1946), music hall entertainer and ventriloquist, with his puppeteered dummy Sailor Jim, seated upon his knee. Date: 1905

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Fred Russell ventriloquist

Fred Russell ventriloquist
Fred Russell (1862 1957) Irish ventriloquist, with his puppeteered dummy Coster Joe, seated upon his knee. Date: 1905

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: First Royal Variety Show cast, 1912

First Royal Variety Show cast, 1912
Some of the cast of the first Royal Variety Show performance at the Palace Theatre, 1912. 6. Mr. Charles Aldrich(quick change impersonations and juggling) 7

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Advertisement, Strand Theatre Opening

Advertisement, Strand Theatre Opening
An advertisement for the opening of the Strand Theatre in Aldwych, Greater London on the 22nd of January 1838. Date: 1838

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: Stage Magician Advertisement, 1843

Stage Magician Advertisement, 1843
An advertisement for showings of magic and ventriloquism at the Royal Liver Theatre in Sutton, Greater London. Date: 1843

Background imageVentriloquism Collection: A Ventriloquist at Christies by H. M. Bateman

A Ventriloquist at Christies by H. M. Bateman
Double page illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a chaotic scene at London auctioneers, Christies because of the actions of a mischievous ventriloquist


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