Mickey O'Finn


Bob Fisher was a ventriloquist who was from the Chicago area and performed in the early 1950's with his figure Mickey O'Finn, which was carved for him by Frank in 1950. To me when I look at Mickey O'Finn I see a very strong resemblance to his first cousin Danny O'Day. Bob used his Marshall dummy with the utmost of care because this fine Frank Marshall figure looks like it was just delivered from the master today.

He is in what I would call 99.9% perfect original condition. The only flaw is the tiny spec of paint loss on his chin. Bob always wrapped him up carefully when done performing and stored him in his suitcase so his condition is as you see him 57 years after being made. A true museum piece. I have enclosed a close up of Bob with Mickey circa 1950.

Mickey has side to side moving eyes, his right eye winks and slot jaw. He also has a hand shaker an unusual feature on a Marshall figure.




























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