Bob Isaacson’s Sailor Boy Ventriloquist Figure

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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. Read below.

Dan…..that was a plastic wood character that I “remade”. It was originally a figure made by some friends of mine that were professional puppeteers for many years. They had large shows that traveled to schools for school assembly shows ( back in the days). The introduced me to plastic wood, “the good old kind” . back in the 1950’s. I think it was in the 1980’s that I changed the character into what you see today, using plastic wood.

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Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan 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. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to:

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One Response to Bob Isaacson’s Sailor Boy Ventriloquist Figure

  1. LeeDean says:

    Beautiful work.

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