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New Frank Marshall Ventriloquist Dummy added to the collection… Used by Jimmy Jedrey

Frank Marshall in Andy Gross ventriloquist collection

I just added a really wonderful Frank Marshall Ventriloquist dummy to the collection. This was used by the late Jimmy Jedrey. It also does have a lot of Mack in the face as well and only other vents will understand what that means? Either way she is a wonderful piece of ventriloquist history and is a terrific addition to the collection! I want to thank Bernard Geddry, Jimmy’s Nephew, and his wife Barbara for contacting me so that this wonderful museum […]

Andy Gross with The Great Lester’s Dummy Broadway Eddie

great lester gs crop

Here is an old photo I just found of me with The Great Lester’s figure Broadway Eddie! Also below is the Great Lester himself and Eddie!

Fun show in New Mexico

Andy Gross and Fred Anderson

Just finished a really fun show in New Mexico. What a great crew they had at the theatre and such a great energetic audience.  Here are some fun photos from the show…. Even a pre show levitation test… Fun…

Antique Ventriloquist Dummy for the Collection

Nemo Ventriloquist Dummy by Mack & Sons

Recently I was fortunate enough to be offered a very rare piece of Hollywood history memorabilia. I purchased the original ventriloquist dummy used by Lon Chaney in the 1924 silent film “The Unholy Three” The dummies name in the movie was Nemo and was made by Theodore Mack and Sons out of Chicago circa 1922. Many say that the original Charlie McCarthy was also made by Mack and Sons? This is an ongoing controversy amongst many […]

With a McElroy ventriloquist dummy…

Andy Gross with another rare McElroy Ventriloquist Dummy

Here I am with one of the rarest dummies in the world, a McElroy ventriloquist dummy, very similar to the one I own. It was neat to see and handle another one other than mine. They truly are amazing to see up close and work with. The mechanics and design of these figures are incredible! There was only about 16 of the fully loaded McElroy dummies made with 14 or 15 of them accounted for! […]

McElroy Like Ventriloquist dummy mold

mcelroy like ventriloquist dummy head

Here is  a new ventriloquist dummy I am working on. He is made to look similar to my original McElroy dummy. Its a fun character and will be great to use him in the act.

Len Insull toby jug and a Geoff Felix Toby Jug

Len Insull and Geoff Felix ventriloquist toby jug

Here is a nice picture of my Geoff Felix Ventriloquist Toby jug along side an original Len Insull Toby Jug. Just fun to see them side by side…  


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 […]

Cool Shot of McElroy Ventriloquist Dummy

Andy Gross' rare McElroy Brothers ventriloquist dummy

I am in the airport waiting to get out of South Dakota.. it is 1 degree… So Orlando will be nice tonight… I just saw this cool shot of my my 75 year old McElroy ventriloquist dummy. All original..