Ventriloquist Ted Lloyd on Cecil Gough

ted lloyd photo

Today I have a great letter to show you. It give great accolades for figure maker Cecil Gough which I find bizarre in a way because I have never thought of his figures being very good. He even used Len Insull’s face in his ad to sell his own figures.

ted lloyd letter to cecil gough

Now I make mention that Mr Gough used Insull’s pictures but I should explain offered figures with the same movements as the Insull fgure with the leather lower and upper lips which you can see in Ted’s picture.

I at one time had a Gough figure done just like the Insull and as cool a figure as it was it really was a far cry from an original Insull.

I’ve also done other blogs about Cecil Gough and on includes his catalogue:

Ventriloquist Figure Maker – Cecil Gough

Cecil Gough Figure Maker Catalogue

But this proves he certainly had satisfied customers.



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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