Frank Marshall Figure Used By Roy Catell

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Roy Catell ” International Singing Ventriloquist” , that’s what his card says, used this Frank Marshall ventriloquist figure.

This figure is a 30″ tall figure and only has slot jaw. He has glass eyes and his hair is all original crepe style hair. His paint is original as well. He is in totally original condition having never been restored.

His body is the typical body with shaped shoulder board, spne front and covered in cloth. His hands are the typical Marshall flat hands.

He is from the late 1930’s to early 1940’s.

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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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2 Responses to Frank Marshall Figure Used By Roy Catell

  1. LeeDean says:

    Out of curiosity, Dan, what is the distance from point of the front edge of the lower lip to the pivot point of the lower jaw that accomplishes Frank Marshall rule of thumb that mouth should open “a good inch” and by “good” I take to mean more than that?

  2. Dan Willinger says:

    Lee that question is a good one except for one thing. Every head is different therefore the measurement is going to be different for each head. Frank was a master at making the gapping on the sides of the mouth minimal and the pitch point in most cases is spot on with a very wide open mouth.

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