Tag 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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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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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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Unequivocal Proof Of Charlie McCarthy’s Maker

The letter which you will read above was sent to me by Doug Preis of the Bergen Foundation. In this letter you can clearly read that Edgar Bergen gives all the credit for Charlie McCarthy to Theodore Mack. Like this … Continue reading

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Charlie McCarthy Book Matches

In the world of collecting everything is fair game. Included is match book covers. Among the collectible covers are those that depict that impish character Charlie McCarthy. The common one is the light blue cover which advertised the “The Goldwyn … Continue reading

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More Videos at Ventriloquist Central Videos

My partner and webmaster Steve has been busy all weekend providing more videos for everyone to enjoy on Ventriloquist Central Videos. When you get a moment, be sure to check it out, but make sure you have to time to … Continue reading

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Another Great Ad with Charlie McCarthy

  Here’s another great ad I found featuring Charlie McCarthy that I thought you would enjoy seeing. Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send me a tip!

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Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and Licensing Rights

Mortimer Snerd Licensing Rights Edgar Bergen was a terrific promoter when it came to pushing his name and his characters. This is a very rare ad that Mr. Bergen took out to promote the use of his character Mortimer Snerd. … Continue reading

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Candid Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

Lately we have been showing some great pictures of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his side kick Charlie McCarthy. Today is no different because I am going to share some rare candid shots taken of Edgar and Charlie at what I … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – Effanbee W.C. Fields

The Effanbee company made the Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist dolls along with another one, the W.C. Fields doll. Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send me a tip!

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Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen “Do You Trust Your Wife”

Everyone that is old enough remembers Johnny Carson getting his first TV role as host of “Do You Trust You Wife”. But Edgar Bergen was actually that shows first host. Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or send … Continue reading

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