Ventriloquist Central Collection Video Series – JC Turner Figure 1940’s

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Here’s a video showing a JC Turner Ventriloquist Figure from the 1940’s. JC Turner was the figure that was used by almost every ventriloquist during the golden age if you were going to do ventriloquism.

I guess you could compare him to Maher Studios of today. He was a prolific builder and his figures were sold by magic shops all over the country and also by Abbott’s Magic catalogue.

His figures were made of pine and the parts for his figures were all pre cut and then assembled as an assembly line and painted. Turner could build a figure in just a couple days.

Click here to see this JC Turner Ventriloquist Figure


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Ventriloquist Central is the brainchild of Dan Willinger and Steve Hurst. Dan 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. Steve is a ventriloquist as well as builder of ventriloquist figures. He also has a background in sales, marketing, building websites and computers. Because they both love the art of ventriloquism, the website Ventriloquist Central was born. For more information about the website, go to:

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