Ventriloquist Jay Johnson's "Bob"

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about an early Rene that is similar to ventriloquist Jay Johnson’s “Bob.” (Click here to see the blog post)

Terry Ottinger sent in these pictures and email:

“My girlfriend and I recently took a ride down to the Smithsonian to see Bob for ourselves. Heres a couple of snapshots we took of him. I hope you enjoy.”

Terry Ottinger




Thanks, Terry for sharing these great pictures of “Bob”.



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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3 Responses to Ventriloquist Jay Johnson's "Bob"

  1. LeeDean says:

    It is a truly beautiful Rene masterpiece.

  2. Bob Conrad says:

    It’s a beautiful figure, and Jay is one of the best vents you will ever see. His Braodway show was a masterpiece!

  3. Bill Smith says:

    Yes, a GREAT vent, but also a GREAT GUY!!!! A true CREDIT to vent in every way!

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