Nice Frank Marshall Figure with a Mystery Ventriloquist

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We haven’t done a mystery ventriloquist in some time and when I saw this nice looking Frank Marshall figure, thought this ventriloquist would be a perfect choice.

Can you guess this mystery ventriloquist?



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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6 Responses to Nice Frank Marshall Figure with a Mystery Ventriloquist

  1. Greg Claassen says:

    I’m guessing that is Bill Holliday. I have an unfair advantage though because everything I’ve learned about vent history I’ve learned from Bob Isaacson. :o)

    Great looking Marshall figure. Wish I knew who owns it now.

    • What a wonderful website! You have found us – my name is Lamont Holliday the son of “Bill Holliday” & I am the owner of my Dad’s figure. Bill’s figure is name “JoJo”. You might say that I grow up with JoJo as a young boy when my Dad Bill Holliday was in Show Business. Bill was a man of many talents: Ventrilouist, Master of Ceremonies, Trumpet Player, Created Animal Firgures out of Balloons, and in his later years he was an Interior Decorator. JoJo resides at my Mom’s house and has been with the family for about 66 years. The above picture was taken around 1945-50 or so. Wow!

    • Keith Holliday says:

      Greg who is Bob Isaacson? Please tell me more and how you knew of my father.

      Keith Holliday

  2. Marcelo Melison says:

    It’s “Bill Holliday, America’s finest colored ventriloquist”. I don’t know the name of the figure though.

  3. Les Lamborn says:

    Check Ebay right now because there is a pic. of the black figure along with a couple of other pix. for sale. Jo Jo may be his name. see

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