As the Ventriloquist Central Collection was growing I made a concerted effort to make sure I followed the rules set down for me by Helen which were that no figures were to be outside of the room which was designated as The Ventriloquist Central Collection. Up until a few days ago I followed that rule to a “T”. Not one figure, not even Happy Hazzard came out of the collection room.
As I stated in a blog back a few weeks ago I was so excited unpacking the Charlie McCarthy that Bob Isaacson carved. Charlie is one of my favorite characters and I can never watch enough footage of him in the old films and of course the radio shows are hilarious. That Charlie, what a character.
Well Charlie sat in the middle of the pool table away from all the other figures until I just could not stand it any longer. You see I have this great TV room which is 25 feet long and 10 feet wide. Of course the TV is at one end and towards the middle of the room is my couch and on the wall opposite the couch I have 2 antique Chinese stands. I thought to myself boy Charlie would look great sitting on one of those stands looking so smug at me. That was it. I cleared off the stand and sat Charlie there and I have to tell you this SPECIAL Charlie Mccarthy looks fantastic in his SPECIAL place in the TV room.
Helen even saw him sitting there and even though she had some words for me, I will tell that story to you sometime, he is still sitting in his special place. I love him.
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
Copyright 2010 by Dan Willinger
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