Mystery Ventriloquist Figure Maker


Here is an ad from 1950 that was in the Oracle. At the time you could buy this figure for $100.00 (click ad for larger view).

Can you name the figure maker?

Post your answers below in the comment section.




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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4 Responses to Mystery Ventriloquist Figure Maker

  1. Bob Isaacson says:

    Roy Douglas (NY Vent) is pictured with his John Carroll figure. John carroll was a New York figure maker

  2. Lee Dean says:

    The “black eye” Tareyton smokes Carroll figure.

  3. Matt Kimbro says:

    JOHN CARROLL (oopss…I see I’ve been beaten to it)

  4. Nicholas Dosher says:

    Boy did john carroll know how to build them he built the worlds only two headed figure for roy douglas than it went to the flosso’s museum in new york were Alan Ende bought it from so i think John Carroll is definetly one of the best ever!!

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