Mr Bookman's Frank Marshall
Ventriloquist Figure


I always love to show Frank Marshall's work and this rendition from Frank is no exception. This is a most wonderful completely original Frank Marshall figure which was purchased by Howard Bookman back in the late 1920s. He is a full size figure which stands 38" tall and he is also a catalogued figure in the 1931 Frank Marshall ventriloquist catalogue. He is listed in Frank's catalogue as V18-Sailor.

The sailor suit is original clothing as well as this figure has everything original to him including the dirt. I had to leave him because he is in just perfect original condition. His paint, wig, glass eyes are all splendid and untouched.

The head on this figure is slightly on the larger side for the body but Frank did that as I do have other examples that are like this too. His original calling card is inside the head along with Mr Bookman's card. I think he is just a great example of Frank's early work.











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