Charlie McCarthy Book Matches

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In the world of collecting everything is fair game. Included is match book covers. Among the collectible covers are those that depict that impish character Charlie McCarthy.

The common one is the light blue cover which advertised the “The Goldwyn Follies” of 1938 but there were actually 4 different color covers that were issued. I am pleased to show you all four of these covers which also include green, pink and red.

Edgar Bergen was the Grand Marshall of the 1957 and 1958 Tournament of Roses Parade and match book covers were issued for both of these parades and I am happy to also show you those covers.

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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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One Response to Charlie McCarthy Book Matches

  1. George Boosey says:

    There also was a great program for that Tournament of Roses Parade with Edgar and Charlie, dressed in white, in the centerfold. I have it framed open to the centerfold page on the wall of my den, along with numerous magazine covers featuring Edgar and Charlie and Peter Rich’s wooden silhouette of Charlie and Mortimer, a fine piece of artwork in its own rite.

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