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Here’s a video showing Pinxy’s Charlie McCarthy Ventriloquist Figure. George Pinxy Larsen was a contemporary of Frank Marshall, Ken Spencer and the other ventriloquist figure builders of the golden era. All of the makers were influenced by the popularity of … Continue reading
A few weeks back we posted this photo and information about the frowning Charlie McCarthy (click here to see that blog). Today we post the videos of Edgar Bergen and his gang from “Fun and Fancy Free”.
With the huge radio popularity of Charlie McCarthy in the 1930’s the Majestic Radio Corporation released radios with the unforgettable character Charlie sitting on the front. These radios were made of Bakelite, an early plastic, and came in two colors. … Continue reading
I never tire of watching the “classics” especially when it comes to ventriloquist. Here’s a great little video of Edgar Bergen with most of his characters.
Interestingly some questions were asked about the Charlie McCarthy figures that were sold back in the 1930?s and asking how to tell the difference. First of all there was only one officially licensed company which sold Charlie Mccarthy toy figures … Continue reading