Frank Marshall Walking Ventriloquist Figure

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Today I am pleased to show you one of the Rarest Frank Marshall ventriloquist figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection. This figure is a walking figure which looks like it just stepped out of the pages of Frank’s 1931 catalogue.

This figure was built around 1955 and is outfitted with his original suit and shoes and bow tie from the period. That is a rarity in itself. The figure has slot jaw, upper lip smile, side to side self centering eyes, one eye winks and he has a spitter. He also originally had a mouth bladder that you could operate the mouth from his hand while walking the figure but over the years that rubber bladder has disintegrated. I did not try to replace it.

When I received him he had been partially painted by Brian Hamilton and it was a terrible paint job and also it had its original red hair wig which was in shreds so I had both of these flaws corrected and now he looks terrific.

He is a wonderful example of Frank Marshall’s creative genius.

Click here to see this Frank Marshall Walking Ventriloquist Figure



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 Walking Ventriloquist Figure

  1. leedean says:

    Jerry Mahogany, or something like that, would be a good name for this fine figure.

  2. Daniel says:

    what’s the hite of the doll and can he Walk

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