Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd – Out of this World

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Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd

Here’s a great little publicity photo I found featuring ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s main pals, Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd.

It seems that Charlie has had enough of Mortimer and want to send him “out of this world”.

Looks like this was to promote the RKO Radio picture “All For Fun”. Here’s the backside of this photo.

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If you’re like me, you love seeing the genius marketing of Edgar Bergen.



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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2 Responses to Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd – Out of this World

  1. Bill Smith says:

    Dan & Steve,

    WOW!!!!! Thanks for sharing that great pic!! I have had several photos of charlie, used for pubicizing an upcoming, or just released movie, so can tell you that you are right, that was what the info on the back was for, but i NEVER had one with such a neat inscription on the back! The photo looks like it was probably done in Bergen’s yard, based on footage i’ve seen before, but i don’t recall ever hearing of that movie. Wonder if it still exists?? Thanks again.

  2. Michael Kwas says:

    great photo and information, thanks for sharing

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