The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show

We’ve made another addition to the “Tribute of Ventriloquism” side of the website. At first, this information came to us from one of our regular contributors, Lee Dean.

He sent us a link that had an episode and brief history of “The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show.”

Since it was copyrighted material, we contacted the author, Martin Grams Jr. to ask if we could add this information to the website. He graciously allowed us to do so and now it’s part of Ventriloquist Central.

Martin Grams, Jr. is the author of numerous books about old-time radio including Inner Sanctum Mysteries: Behind the Creaking Door, The Have Gun-Will Travel Companion, Information Please and The Sound of Detection: Ellery Queen’s Adventures in Radio. This episode guide was first compiled by Mr. Grams in the late 1990s and shortly thereafter, was presented in three consecutive issues of SPERDVAC’s Radiogram in late 1999. It was not until the appearance of this episode guide that any such broadcast log existed for The Charlie McCarthy Show except for what was listed in collector catalogs for existing recordings.

This episode guide appears on this web-site courtesy of the author. Find out more about Martin Grams Jr at:

The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show

Thanks Martin for allowing us to use your information on Ventriloquist Central.



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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