When Tony Davis visited me to see the Ventriloquist Central Collection (click here if you missed the blog), he was most impressed with Charlie and Mortimer that were carved by Bob Isaacson but he also told me that he loved the Effanbee Charlie McCarthy dolls (as do I) so he wanted a WC Fields figure to go with his Charlie.
Well Tony decided that his copy of WC Fields would be better sitting amongst the Charlie’s here at Ventriloquist Central. Tony sent me pictures and I of course said I would love to have him.
I am pleased to share this wonderful little fellow with you all. Tony spent the time to really capture WC Fields as Effanbee had depicted him and carved him out of bass wood. He has mouth movement only and stands 26 inches tall and is ball and socket. His body is wood framed covered in cardboard and the hands are from a Juro toy.
I was overwhelmed at how nice a job Tony did on this figure. There is always surprises in the field of ventriloquism. I just want to thank Tony for adding this great piece of work to the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
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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: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2012 by Dan Willinger
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A very fine piece of wood sculpture. The work is hidden in the art, as if the piece told the artist where to chip, not studied, not overworked. I like the lines and planes, splashes of paint, eyes and shadows, no need for liners, even brows. Very refreshing.
Great “W.C” figure by Tony Davis. “W.C.” will look terrific with Charlie & Mortimer. Congratulations Tony !
What a great little figure. Tony has done a remarkable job.
Lee, Bob, and Keith ….Thankyou!