A Brian Hamilton McElroy Style Black Ventriloquist Figure


I was pleased as punch this past ConVENTion because a great figure made by Brian Hamilton was delivered to me there by Lee Dunn who did a top notch repair of this great figure.

This particular Hamilton ventriloquist figure was one of his very first McElroy style figures and was made in the late 1970’s more than likely around 1978.

This was when he was working directly under the direct influence of the McElroy brothers. This figure was built for William “Pretty Bop” Franklin who was a Chicago vent.

The head is cast in fiberglass and has the following functions: Slot jaw, upper lip movement ,winkers / blinkers and side to side moving eyes by weighted method. The body and hands are McElroy style and it does have the McElroy style cradle. The control stick is also set up like the McElroy figures.

A truly great figure!!

A Brian Hamilton McElroy Style Black Ventriloquist 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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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