Conrad Hartz "Marshallesque" Ventriloquist Figure


This figure was purchased from Conrad over 20 years ago, put in a storage closet and was never used. He just recently again came out to see the light of day.He stands 40″ tall and came to me undressed so I clothed him in this neat 1950’s outfit.

He has side to side self centering eyes and slot jaw. His paint is all original as is his wig. The control lever is brass unlike the newer levers Mr Hartz makes today. Also the head stick does not yet have the finger grooves the he does today. He has a great smile with exposed teeth with carved dimples in the cheeks very reminiscent of what Frank Marshall did to his figures.


Click here to see the “Marshallesue” figure


I hope you enjoy seeing this great Hartz figure.




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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