Category Archives: Edgar Bergen

Ventriloquist Charlie McCarthy Dolls from the 1930’s

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

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Charlie McCarthy at Ventriloquist Central Collection

Ken Shapiro and Dan Willinger I celebrated my birthday this year at the Vent Haven ConVENTion and one of my good friends there presented me with a wonderful gift. Ken Shapiro, one of the last writers for Edgar Bergen, he … Continue reading

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Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – A Charlie McCarthy Clock

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about a Charlie McCarthy clock that I was able to acquire (click here to see the blog). I thought I would do a video of the rare and unusual item for you … Continue reading

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Charlie McCarthy Clock By Gilbert Clock Corporation

Today I am very happy to show you a most unusual item that is super rare to find today. This is the Charlie McCarthy clock made by the Gilbert Co Corp. in Connecticut. The popularity of Charlie McCarthy was so … Continue reading

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The Cloths Make The Ventriloquist Figure

It has always been said that cloths make the man. Well I also believe that cloths make the ventriloquist character as well. This was clearly evident in how Edgar Bergen dressed Charlie McCarthy. He spared no expense with his character. … Continue reading

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