Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – Pre-Charlie Mack Figure

you tube ventriloquist central collection pre charlie mack figure

As we all know, at this point in time, when Edgar Bergen decided to purchase his figure from the Mack’s studio he had to choose from an array of heads. From what I have learned he chose a stock head and then had the Mack’s do some customizing to make it the Irish Newsboy he wanted to use.

I have had this particular figure in my collection for almost as long as I have been collecting. After I first purchased him I was in touch with Joe Lopez, a Charlie McCarthy fanatic, and he informed me that this is the head that Mr Bergen chose. Hence my name Pre Charlie Charlie.

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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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2 Responses to Ventriloquist Central Video Collecting Series – Pre-Charlie Mack Figure

  1. LeeDean says:

    Gosh, it does look a lot like Charlie. Joe Lopez is one who should know, and he is probably right about it, this Pre-Charlie Charlie.

  2. David Boiano says:

    You can definitely see the “Charlie” in him!

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