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

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 […]

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.   […]

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!

Charlie McCarthy at the Smithsonian

I had a show the other day in Fairfax, VA. and I flew into Washington DC. I had about 3 hours down time so I ran over to the Smithsonian, Museum of American History where the original Charlie McCarthy resides on floor 3. Edgar Bergen’s sidekick! For those that don’t know Candice Bergen is his daughter. Charlie McCarthy has to be in my opinion the best character ever and to see him live in person is […]

Collection

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

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..

Here is a a photo of one of my most recent antique ventriloquist dummy additions…

Here is a a photo of one of my most recent antique ventriloquist dummy additions to the collection. This was built circa 1950 by Len Insull out of England. It is an extremely rare face that has over 6 mechanical movements in mint cond. Note the upper and lower moving mouth is made from leather…