Category Archives: Edgar Bergen

Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – Pinxy’s Charlie McCarthy

Here’s a video showing Pinxy’s Charlie McCarthy Ventriloquist Figure. George Pinxy Larsen was a contemporary of Frank Marshall, Ken Spencer and the other ventriloquist figure builders of the golden era. All of the makers were influenced by the popularity of … Continue reading

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Frowning Charlie in Fun and Fancy Free

A few weeks back we posted this photo and information about the frowning Charlie McCarthy (click here to see that blog). Today we post the videos of Edgar Bergen and his gang from “Fun and Fancy Free”. Like this blog … Continue reading

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Charlie McCarthy Radios

With the huge radio popularity of Charlie McCarthy in the 1930’s the Majestic Radio Corporation released radios with the unforgettable character Charlie sitting on the front. These radios were made of Bakelite, an early plastic, and came in two colors. … Continue reading

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Classic Edgar Bergen with Charlie, Mortimer and Effie

I never tire of watching the “classics” especially when it comes to ventriloquist. Here’s a great little video of Edgar Bergen with most of his characters. Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send me a tip!

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Older Charlie McCarthy Dolls from the Past

Interestingly some questions were asked about the Charlie McCarthy figures that were sold back in the 1930?s and asking how to tell the difference. First of all there was only one officially licensed company which sold Charlie Mccarthy toy figures … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Charlie McCarthy Dolls from the 1930’s

Interestingly some questions were asked about the Charlie McCarthy figures that were sold back in the 1930?s and asking how to tell the difference. First of all there was only one officially licensed company which sold Charlie Mccarthy toy figures … Continue reading

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Charlie McCarthy at Ventriloquist Central Collection

Ken Shapiro and Dan Willinger I celebrated my birthday this year at the Vent Haven ConVENTion and one of my good friends there presented me with a wonderful gift. Ken Shapiro, one of the last writers for Edgar Bergen, he … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – A Charlie McCarthy Clock

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about a Charlie McCarthy clock that I was able to acquire (click here to see the blog). I thought I would do a video of the rare and unusual item for you … Continue reading

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Charlie McCarthy Clock By Gilbert Clock Corporation

Today I am very happy to show you a most unusual item that is super rare to find today. This is the Charlie McCarthy clock made by the Gilbert Co Corp. in Connecticut. The popularity of Charlie McCarthy was so … Continue reading

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The Cloths Make The Ventriloquist Figure

It has always been said that cloths make the man. Well I also believe that cloths make the ventriloquist character as well. This was clearly evident in how Edgar Bergen dressed Charlie McCarthy. He spared no expense with his character. … Continue reading

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Candice Bergen Talks About Her Dad Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

Here’s a short video interview with Candice Bergen talking about her Dad, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send me a tip!

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Effanbee Charlie McCarthy Toy Ventriloquist Figures

I have done a couple videos showing the Effanbee Charlie McCarthy dolls from the 1930’s but had no done pictures until now. The only true Charlie McCarthy that was made as a doll or toy, licensed by Edgar Bergen are … Continue reading

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