A Very Nice Mid 1930's Frank Marshall Ventriloquist Figure


Today I am very happy to share with you this very nice Marshall figure which recently came to the Ventriloquist Central Collection. This is a full size figure and dates from the mid 1930’s.

He has slot jaw, upper lip and rolling eye winker. What is unusual is that the eyes in this figure are glass and therefore the rolling eye is the glass color. The eye never appears to ever have been painted for when it rolls down closed, it is so close in the eye socket that paint would just rub off in the process of rolling down.

The neck is the semi ball and socket as the full ball and socket was not yet being used by Marshall.

This figure originally came from the estate of John D. Addley of New York who was a magician. If anyone reading this has any more information on this fellow it would be greatly appreciated so I can add such information to this listing.

Click here to see mid 1903’s Frank Marshall 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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2 Responses to A Very Nice Mid 1930's Frank Marshall Ventriloquist Figure

  1. This appears to be the “Fresh Kid” model in Marshall catalog.

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