Bob Wallace Wood
Edgar Bergen later on in his
career, had duplicates of his famous trio remade by a wood carver
named Bob Wallace. He was from Los Angeles so he was not far from
Edgar who was living in Hollywood at the time.
Wallace was a carver of store
displays and his talent was superb. He did a great job of
reproducing Charlie, Mortimer and Effie and in Edgar's hands you
would never have known that they were not the original figures. Of
course if you had the original figures side by side to the new
carved figures there were differences.
Most of the reproduction Charlie heads that you will see for sale
privately or publicly will be from castings off the Bob Wallace
thanks to Ray Guyll for sharing this great piece
of Ventriloquial history to the vent community.