A Jimmy Nelson Celebration : 70 Years of Laughter
Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with this story of an amazing show business career. Jimmy Nelson was a talented young ventriloquist when he burst upon the national scene in 1952 as the Texaco pitchman on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater. In succeeding decades, he did it all: nightclubs, theaters, fairs and an unprecedented ten year run as the spokes-ventriloquist for Nestle' Quik. Who can forget Jimmy's famous wooden sidekicks, Danny O'Day and Farfel the dog ("Chawwww - klit!")? This fascinating biography also features a "scrapbook" with more than 300 photos from Jimmy's 70+ year career, many of them from Jimmy's own archives and previously unpublished. Finally, the book concludes with a number of "tributes" to Jimmy from many of his friends, fans and show business colleagues. Don't miss this opportunity to meet a veteran of more than 70 years in show business, and learn why he is known today as, "The Dean of American Ventriloquists."
- Paperback | 124 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 7.11mm | 385.55g
- 12 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations