Frank Marshall's Mickey Ventriloquist Figure


In my quest for finding Frank Marshall figures I was very fortunate to be able to acquire this great full size Marshall which jumped right off the page of his Marshall Catalogue. This figure is called Mickey in the catalogue and is a wonderful example of a simple yet superb work by the Master builder Frank Marshall.
Mickey stands a full 42' tall and has slot jaw mouth movement only. His wig and the leather under his chin have been replaced but outside of that he is very original. Check out that superb wool double breasted suit in blue with a maroon windowpane pattern. Frank sure knew how to dress these figures.
This figure was originally owned by a ventriloquist from California by the name of Earl Handley but other than his name I have no further info on him. He worked in the early 1930's from what was able to be garnered from his family. If you happen to have any information on this fellow please let me know.










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