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Lucky Charlie a Very Rare Frank Marshall

We all know that Frank Marshall was a master carver and when you look at this ventriloquist figure you will really see how skilled he really was with a carving chisel. I was contacted by a fellow named Ron Teska … Continue reading

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Gary Koepke Visits the Ventriloquist Central Collection

A couple of weeks ago, Gary Koepke and his wife, Donna, stopped by to see the Ventriloquist Central Collection. Gary was nice enough to send this note about being here: Sometime in May my family and I decided to take … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – A Herbert Brighton Figure

Here’s a video showing a Herbert Brighton Ventriloquist Figure. The figure, Ginger, is a walking figure. He is totally original and has not been touched by anyone since being packed away over a half century ago. The head has one … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – JC Turner Figure 1940’s

Here’s a video showing a JC Turner Ventriloquist Figure from the 1940’s. JC Turner was the figure that was used by almost every ventriloquist during the golden age if you were going to do ventriloquism. I guess you could compare … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Eddie Garson and Chico Chico

Back last year we did a mystery vent and it didn’t take long for a few to identify the Ventriloquist as Eddie Garson and his Frank Marshall creation Chico Chico. Eddie Garson performed with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra and he … Continue reading

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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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Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – Jack Coats Figure Headstick

Last week I showed you a video showing “Fakini’s” Jack Coats Ventriloquist Figure (click here to see blog). Here’s a video showing the headstick of this wonderful Jack Coats ventriloquist figure. Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or … Continue reading

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Bob Isaacson’s Sailor Boy Ventriloquist Figure

This Sailor boy came to reside at the Ventriloquist Central Collection many years ago. It is 40″ tall and has mouth movement only. It has that fabulous Frank Marshall look but was in fact reworked and sculpted by Bob Isaacson. … Continue reading

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Information On Ventriloquist Central

I just had to write up a little something on the web site Ventriloquist Central. Did you know that almost anything you could possibly think of concerning the art and history of ventriloquism can be found on Ventriloquist Central? It … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – Rene Old Man Figure

Here’s a video showing a Rene Old Man Ventriloquist Figure. Rene’s figures today are made of neoprene with a molded head stick but back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s he used wood for the head stick and also … Continue reading

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Wooden Ventriloquist Masks

We received an email from Mark Winfield in Kilkenny, Ireland, telling us about his ventriloquist masks he makes out of wood and thought we’d share this with everyone. Here’s his email: Like this blog post? Buy me a coffee or … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – “Fakini’s” Jack Coats Figure

Here’s a video showing “Fakini’s” Jack Coats Ventriloquist Figure. Fakini was a regular attendee at the Abbott’s magic gathering and it was there back in 1970 or so that he purchased this fellow. I do believe that he was actually … Continue reading

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