The Creation of Mortimer Snerd

you tube creation of mortimer snerd

Our good friend Phil Nichols sent me a link to this wonderful video of the creation of Edgar Bergen’s wonderful figure Mortimer Snerd.

I know you will love watching this video because it is so clear and really shows Virginia doing the sculpting.


We put up, quite a number of years ago, a video all about Virginia and it is about here making marionettes and it too has a section about the creation of Mortimer and you can see it here:

Click here to see Virginia Austin Curtis – Sculptor of Mortimer Snerd




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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4 Responses to The Creation of Mortimer Snerd

  1. Bob Conrad says:

    Thanks for post that Dan, very interesting.

  2. Mike Palma says:

    Just wonderful!!! Thank you Dan

  3. bob isaacson says:

    GREAT VIDEO….Virginia Austin Curtis was a remarkable lady…..such a great talent ! Thanks for the look-see

  4. Larry Harris says:

    Thanks Dan for posting. Mort was the greatest ever

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