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Great tour in Oct. performing at incredible historic theatres throughout the country. Click for more photos!

Great time touring at some incredible historic theatres around the country.

One of my favorite Frank Marshall Ventriloquist dummies in my collection

 I just love the face on  this 1940’s Frank Marshall ventriloquist dummy. All original…  

Frank Marshall Ventriloquist Wood Carved Marionette Head.

Here is a Frank Marshall Ventriloquist wood carved marionette head. It is in my collection and is one of my favorite pieces. Frank did not make that many marionettes so they are very rare to find…  

Just added another Frank Marshall Ventriloquist antique dummy to the collection

Here is a really cool Frank Marshall antique Ventriloquist dummy circa 1940’s. I love the face on this one. Frank Marshall made some of the most famous dummies of all time including Jerry Mahoney, Danny O’Day, Farfel and some say even Charlie McCarthy….  His pieces are are considered some of the rarest most collectible pieces today. I have been collecting ventriloquist dummies for over 20 years and I am always looking to add more.   […]

Had fun at the Smithsonian Institute visiting Charlie McCarthy and Howdy Doody

I was back east last week wrapping up my Dec. shows in Pittsburgh, Philly, DC and Arlington, VA.  I had a couple of days down between shows and decided to go by the Smithsonian and see the original Charlie McCarthy and one of the original Howdy Doody puppets. Howdy is called Photo Doody as he was the original Howdy’s stand in for most photos etc. Here are some photos… DC is a great place to […]

Andy Gross with The Great Lester’s Dummy Broadway Eddie

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!

Behind the scenes photo of Andy Gross filming

Antique Ventriloquist Dummy for the Collection

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…

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! […]

Justin Bieber “Never Say Never” premiere with my daughters

It’s nice to have a break from the road so I can spend time with my family. Tonight we had a lot of fun as I went with my daugthers Morgan Lily and Riley Jane to the premier of Justin Bieber’s new film called Never Say Never. He has one more fan after tonight, me! What a great story, kid and movie…