I was very fortunate to acquire for the
Ventriloquist Central Collection Jack Breezy's entire act in his
original case. Inside the case, which had not been opened for the
better part of 60 years was his original sailor suit, Ginger's
sailor suit, Jacks 2 different boxes with makeup, his original hand
scored music, his notebooks with all his hand written dialogues as
well as some finely typewritten dialogues too. His original glass
beer mug was there as well as three woodblock acid etched negatives
for his pictures. The picture we used came from one of these blocks.
His make up mirror was even there.
The figure, Ginger, was made by Herbert Brighton and is a walking
figure. He is totally original and has not been touched by anyone
since being packed away over a half century ago. The head has one
was side self centering eyes, one eye winks, upper lip moves as well
as lower lip and he also has a spitter. The original bulb for the
spitter was in the case. I also found the original type written
instructions for the walking body but believe me with all the rub
Goldberg parts it still works just by swinging the legs as all the
This really is a great way to find figures , with everything that
once was used but it may be hard to do it again.
He is a very special example of early English figure making.