Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – Johnny Main's Coco


Here’s a great look at one of Johnny Main’s figures, Coco.







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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6 Responses to Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – Johnny Main's Coco

  1. Bill Smith says:

    I’ll always remember how nice Mr. Main was. I met him in the hall at my first conVENTion in 1988. And HE approached ME. Didn’t know me from Adam, but that was how he was i guess. & after a nice long chat, gave me his card & said “if you’re ever going to be in my area, give me a call & we’ll get together & talk shop”. Wish i’d been able to!! Nice video Dan.

  2. Bill Smith says:

    Also, anytime after that, & maybe even before, that he saw me in the hall, etc, he’d acknowledge me with a smile & a hello. OBVIOUSLY a great & warm, kind man!

  3. George Boosey says:

    Dan —
    It was great seeing Coco again — but it also saddened me because we know we’ll never be able to see him manipulated the way Johnny Main, a master of hard-puppet manipulation, brought him to life.
    — George..

  4. Dan:
    I have a photo of Cy Leonard with Coco that was taken at Cy’s Niagara on the Lake home on one of Johnny’s many trips across the border. I will send it to you, to add to your Coco collection.

  5. Thanks Fred I appreciate that kind gesture.

  6. Steve Axtell says:

    Wow very nice Dan. Great to see Johnny’s stuff again. Sure miss him. Ax

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