My good friend Colin sent in an email to me which I wish to share with everyone. It seems I may have made an error when I said Len Insull figures only came with crepe hair.
If you watch the video I did recently showing the small Insull figure in the Ventriloquist Central collection you will hear me say this statement. But Colin has supplied us with copies of correspondence from Davenport Magic showing that the figures could be purchased with a hair wig and then there is a shot of Colin’s figure with that hair wig.
So I want to thank Colin for correcting me and giving everyone here who comes to Ventriloquist Central the right information.
I did in fact suggest to Colin that Len Insull himself did the figures with Crepe hair but if the figures were purchased from Davenport Magic that THEY may have been the ones that could put on a hair wig.
Colin said that by having a hair wig on the figure almost doubled the cost. But in any case from now on I am going to say they were offered with both types of wigging.
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
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I probably have every book available on vent history, but what’s so great about Ventriloquist Central is that it’s malleable. A tiny bit of misinformation in a book stays that way forever. A tiny bit of misinformation at VC gets aired, examined, approved or slightly corrected.
History is focused and sharpened.
We are the better and better-informed for it.
Thanks for VC, Dan.
My brother and I both have Davenpot dummies. We’ve had them for over 40 years.