Carole Silvester's Frank Marshall Figure "Freckles"

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“Freckles” & Carole Silvester

A rather unique Frank Marshall figure has joined the Ventriloquist Central collection and I wanted to show him to you. The figures name is Freckles and he was purchased from Frank Marshall in the early 1950’s for Carole Silvester.

He is 39″ tall and is 100% original as the way he came from Frank Marshall except for the wig. Somewhere in his lifetime his wig was replaced with a red fur type cloth as you can see in the pictures but I could not leave that so I replaced it with a wig more in keeping of the style which was originally on the figure.

He has side to side self centering eyes, has a single winker and of course slot jaw. He also did have some chips on his nose as well as on his cheek and around the edges of his ears. I touched those up to the original look. His freckles are original done by Frank Marshall.

Carole has included some autobiographical information as well as her young picture and brochure and picture of her today with Freckles just before shipping him off to me for his place with his brothers in the Ventriloquist Central Collection

I hope you like seeing this superb Frank Marshall creation.


Click here to see Carole Silvester’s Frank Marshall Figure “Freckles”





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:

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3 Responses to Carole Silvester's Frank Marshall Figure "Freckles"

  1. LeeDean says:

    I only wish the TVTOME people would accurately report appearances, who was on show under “full cast” section of each listed on her brochure. It says she had guest spot, and I believe that, but the listings mention only the big stars and more often than not their repeat appearances. She could fill in those with you. They were very best of early TV shows.

  2. LeeDean says:

    …And I think I remember seeing her name in original Oracle in the 50’s.

  3. bob abdou says:

    ok, now this is one fine looking Marshall, incredible,
    as a child, I remember this look is what a dummy should
    look like, can’t wait to see it in person

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