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If you love the art of ventriloquism and want the next greatest
information source dealing with the subject of dummies and
ventriloquism, then this is the most important webpage you’ll read.
As you read every word of this webpage, I’m going to tell you about
a wonderful source of information that is truly fantastic, Greg Claassen’s
"McElroy Magic, Building A Replica". In fact, right at this
very moment you may be saying to yourself, “I’m not interested in a
book about dummy building”. Don’t fret...keep reading and you’ll be
Everything you may have already heard
Greg Claassen’s project,
“McElroy Magic Building A Replica”,
is only partially true.
“McElroy Magic” is so much MORE than a book about building a McElroy
replica. It goes far beyond that.
As you know, I am an avid collector of hard figures as well as a
ventriloquism enthusiast. I have an extensive collection of figures,
only a small portion of my collection is on the Ventriloquist
Central web site.
Let me tell you a story.
Awhile back, Greg Claassen contacted me. He said he was working on a
project about the McElroy Brothers and how to build a McElroy
Since I own a few McElroy’s
and have knowledge about the
brothers, he asked if I had any pictures or information that I could
offer for his project.
I offered to help him in any way I could and proceeded to ask him
questions about his project. You see,
Greg has built six replica
figures. If you’ve seen some of his replica
figures, you know they are among the very best.
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Greg was telling me the history of the McElroy Brothers,
how this project came to be, about his correspondence with George
and all the information he had come across.
The more he went on, the
more I was enthralled by his story. I was getting more and more
fascinated by the moment. I told him when this project is finished I
have to have a copy.
Well folks, the time has arrived.
I’m here to tell you it's finally ready and this is more than a “how to” guide.
project is truly a work of art. It’s actually like getting
pieces of work all rolled up into one. It contains:
- A historical perspective of the McElroy Brothers and how they did
- The personal story of trials and tribulations that Greg went
- A photography book, loaded with all kinds of photos that give you
a pictorial account of Greg’s journey (including rarely seen
pictures of Glenn & George).
- AND…last but certainly not least, it’s an extensive “How To
Guide” with detailed drawings and pictures for building and assembly of a McElroy
Replica. You even get the “McElroy Way” scattered throughout the
book telling you how the McElroy did certain things to achieve these
magnificent ventriloquist figures.
So you see….this “Information Resource Manual” is so much more than
a “how to” book. "McElroy Magic" has 120 pages with such things as:
- Little know historical facts and accounts about the McElroy
- A copy of an actual letter from George McElroy to Greg Claassen.
- Some sound advice from dummy maker Patrick Justian.
- Unique design of the McElroy style head and cradle assembly
- What Clinton Detweiler had to say about Greg’s first McElroy
- An important lesson about the “settings” of a dummy’s eyes
- The story behind Greg’s first McElroy (it was a surprised
- A copy of Glenn McElroy’s drawing of his eye design
- The interesting design for the McElroy style case
- Information about setting up the perfect shop
- Many pictures from David Erskine, Dennis Alwood, Bob Isaacson,
yours truly and others.
- The McElroy Way of doing things.
"McElroy Magic! is like sitting with George and Glenn at the
night show at the Drawbridge after visiting Vent Haven with them.
now you're sitting with us. Yes, the common bond is our enthusiasm
their art. I thank you for getting it onto paper and into my
imagination. I will dream about McElroy Magic!.
If I had a hat I would take it off to you!
Thanks again for the adventure,”
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"Must say you do beautiful work and the book is exceptional! Great
diagrams and photos and a pleasure to read. Easily worth the price!"
I have received this
incredible guide to building a McELROY replica.
The book is not only a step-by-step guide , but also
contains many color images of , not only the six
replicas, but other McELROY figures as well. Plus it's a
personal journey of discovery, and Greg's own personal
misgivings about ever attempting to build a replica of
wonderful AUTOMATA that have become George and Glenn's
lasting, living legacy.
IT IS AN AMAZING BODY OF WORK BY AN AMAZING AND TALENTED
I highly recommend this guide to everyone, whether you
ever attempt to build a McELROY figure or not.
I just received my
newly revised McElroy book by Greg Claassen and I must
say that this book is even better than Greg's initial
product. All of the same great information, but
even MORE new photos - quite a few of which I've
never seen. GREAT STUFF! So, selfishly I'm glad
the new edit had to be done, because it is WELL WORTH
For any potential customers, do NOT hesitate to snag your copy. You will not regret it.
Trying to tell you everything about this incredible informational
would take an entire book all it’s own.
As I’ve said you get 120 pages filled with useful information,
high quality pictures, PLUS, 104 drawings.
“McElroy Magic” is an informational resource guide and if you were
to purchase this as a course or textbook it would cost you hundreds
of dollars. The investment in Greg’s information resource guide,
“McElroy Magic” is
...when you order Greg’s book through Ventriloquist Central
- An audio interview on CD with Greg
Claassen and me, Dan Willinger (a $29.95 value). In this audio interview we talk about the
McElroy history, the known McElroy dummies, some insider information
plus so much more. This CD audio interview would go great in
anyone’s ventriloquism collection. Listen to some sample
(Please be patient, depending on your Internet connection
speed, it will take a few moments to download)
- A McElroy Picture CD with 108 pictures of my McElroy’s, including
before and after pictures of “Happy”. A lot of these pictures are
not on the Ventriloquist Central website and a few are not even on
the Ventriloquist Central Website Picture CD set. (Valued at $19.95)
So let’s recap….you are getting Greg Claassen’s
with all it’s wonderful information, high quality pictures,
historical accounts, plus the “how to guide, next the CD with the
audio interview of Greg and myself plus the McElroy Picture CD
...$148.90 value and you can get all this for only $99 (a savings of
This is a great offer to own what will surely
become a piece of
You don’t want to wait, because we only have a limited quantity of
the audio CD interviews. So get yours now.
To get your copy of the McElroy Magic AND the Bonus Audio Interview
on CD and McElroy Picture CD, click the order here button below. It’s
Don’t miss out on this opportunity.
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Ventriloquism Enthusiast & Collector
P.S. Remember, you are getting Greg’s "McElroy Magic", the BONUS Audio
Interview CD and the McElroy Picture CD, PLUS if you are one of the
first 10 to order….you get the Complete Ventriloquist Central
Picture CD set, also! Don’t wait or you might just miss out on these
P.S.#2 You may want to think about this…..but remember, if you wait
too long, the Bonus audio CDs may be gone. Do you want to take that
chance? If not, order now.
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