Today it gives me great pleasure to show you a wonderful Ken Spencer figure which was created for and used by Bill Bernstein from Florida. I was extremely happy when this figure arrived to become a part of the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
This figure is in great all original condition and does show a small amount of wear on his face and hands but the condition is still so good that this is an example that I would not touch. He must remain as you see him.
He stands 44″ tall and has Ken’s particular style ball and socket neck which gives great mobility of the head. His wig is original and is attached at the back of the head so that with a little quick movement the wig flips up. Done for Mr Bernstein this was on his request. He has side to side non self centering eyes but these eyes also roll to wink or blink. Individual controls. He has slot jaw and upper lip sneer which make him have a very open mouth. He also has raising eyebrows and wiggling ears. As matter of fact these ears go out farther than any ears I have seen. They actually become perpendicular to his head. I also love that this fellow has an elongated nose which gives him a great cartoony look.
The body is all original and is made of wood and covered with muslin. The arms and legs are all original with original stuffing. He has a light up bow tie which is controls by a battery box inside the body.
This is the way I like to find ventriloquist figures and I love to be able to share them with you.
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
Copyright 2010 by Dan Willinger
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