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I played up in Lexington, MI. the other night at the Lexington Village Theatre. If you ever have a chance to see a show at this wonderful intimate theatre you must go! It is owned by some great people, Mike and Lanae Kettlewell along with partners Greg & Lisa Hind. Greg is the guitar player for the Little River Band and is super cool. What an enthusiastic audience up there, thanks Lexington for a great evening.
Here is a nice example of a Frank Marshall Ventriloquist dummy. Frank carved some of the most well known ventriloquist dummies in history including, Jerry Mahoney, Danny O’Day, Farfel and some even say Charlie McCarthy. Frank was responsible for creating the look that most people picture when they think of a typical wood carved ventriloquist dummy. This one was used by Jimmy Fitzgerald in the late 30’s until his retirement. He is now in my […]
For over 20 years Andy Gross has been collecting ventriloquism and magic empherma. His collection now consists of over 250 antique ventriloquist dummies dating back to the early 1800’s. Andy is always looking to expand his ever growing collection of antique ventriloquist dummies and any related items to ventriloquism and or magic! Be sure to contact him today if you have anything that he may be interested in or if you are just curious as to what […]