ventriloquist

Cool Ray - Behind The Awkwardness

Cool Ray

“My parents had a traveling puppet show that my sister and I grew up performing in from ages 8-18. This is one of our promotional pictures of us with a puppet we worked together, named… Cool Ray. YES. Kids could buy a picture for $ .25. And did. I’m on the left, apparently sporting the same hair as the puppet.”

(submitted by Amanda)

Look Who’s Talking - Friends

Look Who’s Talking

“I found this photo while going through old albums for my grandmother’s viewing.  The couple in the picture were friends of my grandparents.  The woman made puppets and put on puppet shows for kids’ birthdays.  According to one family member, “She wasn’t very good.”  And apparently, she was a little too attached to those puppets.”

(submitted by Lauren)

Talk To The Hand - Family Portrait

Talk To The Hand

No talking back in this family, unless it’s coming from your puppet.

(submitted by Luke)

Randy’s Song - Mom & Dad

Randy’s Song

His solo career never took off.

(submitted by Della)

Look Who’s Not Talking - Siblings

Look Who’s Not Talking

“This is a photo of a close family friend. He is a ventriloquist, so decided to send a picture of all of his ‘kids'”

(submitted by Kylee)

Look Who’s Talking 2 - AFP Hall Of Fame

Look Who’s Talking 2

“When I was in first grade I did a ventriloquist act in the talent show at school. When it came time for school photos, we were given the option of including a prop in our portraits, so I thought it would be a great idea to be photographed with my dummy. I was secretly terrified of that thing and couldn’t sleep if it was in my room.”

(submitted by Taylor)

Look Who’s Talking - Behind The Awkwardness

Look Who’s Talking

“Yes, my father’s ventriloquist dummy, Gurgle Worthington, was a part of the family.”

(submitted by Aubrey)