JC Turner Ventriloquist Figure 1940′s

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JC Turner was the figure that was used by almost every ventriloquist during the golden age if you were going to do ventriloquism. I guess you could compare him to Maher Studios of today. He was a prolific builder and his figures were sold by magic shops all over the country and also by Abbott’s Magic catalogue.

His figures were made of pine and the parts for his figures were all pre cut and then assembled as an assembly line and painted. Turner could build a figure in just a couple days.

The figure pictured here was made in the 1940’s and is full size standing 40″ tall. He is totally original including paint, crepe hair and the signature wood and leather shoes made by Turner.

I love to find figures that are in such nice original condition.


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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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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