Charlie McCarthy Reproduction

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Here is an email with photos that came to us at Ventriloquist Central.


Really enjoy your blog. Just thought you might like to see a pic of the Charlie McCarthy reproduction I’m working on, based on the Smithsonian Charlie. I still have a lot of fine-tuning to do, but I’m quite happy with the way he’s turning out, especially having never sculpted anything in my life. To create the image you see here, I took a photo of my Charlie, with hat and monocle, then used photoshop to add eyes and paint him. When I actually paint him, I’ll be able to add the proper texture, etc. I live 2 hours from Washington, D.C., so it’s been great to really study him in-person.

I have a question for you. I’m assuming his eyes are fixed and the only moving feature would be his mouth. Is that correct? I’ve never seen video/film of Charlie’s eyes moving.

Hope you enjoy!


~Chris Alan



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Thanks Chris for sharing these photos.


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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 Reproduction

  1. Bob Isaacson says:

    Chris did a great sculpting job likeness of the Charlie at the Smithsonian. Chris really captured “the Charlie face”.

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