Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – 1950’s Frank Marshall Nosey Headstick

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Last week I showed you a video of a nice little 1950’s Frank Marshall Nosey ventriloquist figure (click here to see that video).

Since then, I’ve received some emails wanting to see this little guy’s headstick, so here you go…

Have you seen the Frank Marshall Tribute DVD, click here


Have you seen the Frank Marshall Tribute DVD, click here


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4 Responses to Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – 1950’s Frank Marshall Nosey Headstick

  1. LeeDean says:

    As for the lever in the center for the eyes on this figure I can not tell from the video what he used, but on mine Marshall used a flat washer soldered in place. I know this because on one it came loose and I had to resolder and quite a trick getting this done.

  2. Ted Nunes says:

    I think a lot of us would ALWAYS appreciate seeing the head sticks–we are nerds for the details. (how are the knots in the lever strings tied? I’m not kidding; we want to see it all.) In fact, I think an entire video (or video series) devoted to comparing and contrasting the different head sticks and controls would be great. Even better would be a peek inside some Marshall heads. I’d love to see how the mechanics move as you work the controls. (although, I know it would be challenging to stage a shoot like that.)

  3. dan says:

    Lee as you described many of the Frank Marshall eye controls have the washer soldered on but I have other with other knobs and such attached. I think Frank would use what ever he had on hand. Ted Frank tied a regular knot on the underside of the lever at the position he wanted the lever to rest. Nothing special. I have some that the knot has a drop of glue on it which prevents slippage. I also agree with you on showing mechanics so I will undertake a video like that for you all to see.

  4. You know I am excited about seeing inside the head!

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