Do you know of Hetty Holland Nurse Ventriloquist

I delight in the fact that Ventriloquist Central has become the place where most come to find out information on ventriloquism both old and new. This was the case with the email I received which I will attach below. You will have to dig into your archieves to help I am sure but if you have any information it would be greatly appreciated.

Mabel Sinclair is my Great Aunt and her photo is in “I can see your lips move” page #102. My Grandmother Mabels sister was also a performer, her stage name was Hetty Holland and she performed as a nurse with her doll being a soldier. I only know that Mabel went to the States in the late twenties. If anyone has any info I will be happy to correspond as I am trying to piece family history. In anticipation,

Gerald Sheppard




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. His collection of ventriloquist figures now numbers over 100 figures of which there are over 50 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 Do you know of Hetty Holland Nurse Ventriloquist

  1. Curtis Jones says:

    Hey Dan,

    Thanks for sharing your figures with us!
    A while back you showed Marshall hands, how about adding them to the Marshall pages.

    Any way of dating a figure with certain hands ?


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