Frank Marshall Letter to Ventriloquist Johnny Main

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I was searching through some of my archives of original letters that were written by Frank Marshall and found this one addressed to Johnny Main.

He apologizes to Johnny for his tardiness in shipping but also states that he is a one man operation. Some have said in the past that Frank had multiple works, so I guess this dispels that notion.

Click here to see Frank Marshall letter to Ventriloquist Johnny Main




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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3 Responses to Frank Marshall Letter to Ventriloquist Johnny Main

  1. LeeDean says:

    This must have been Beulah figure.

  2. Bill Smith says:

    WOW! Thanks for sharing this Dan! I met Johnny Main at my first of thus far 3 conVENTions in 1988. What a GREAT gentelman! When he found out I live in Syracuse, he said, “That’s not far from me. Here’s my number. Come on up & we’ll talk shop”. I WISH I had a car at that time! Lost out on what would have been a great time I’m SURE! God rest you Johnny! I’ll ALWAYS remember your kindness!

  3. Charlie says:

    Hi. I have been trying to find out about ventriloquist who had a msichievous dog named “Nicki” (not sure of spelling). Can anyone tell the ventrilquist’s name? Thanks. – C

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