I am happy to present my second Louis Grannat
figure which has a wonderful provenance to accompany same. This was
John Schaibley's very first ventriloquist figure which he purchased
sometime around 1915 when he was a lad of about 15. He of course
went on to use both Mack and Marshall figures but this was his
Along with this figure I am happy to show 10 small diaries that Mr
Schaibley (Johnny Raymond) kept of his travels and they span the
years from 1921 to 1932. These were diaries that I am sure he used
to help himself write the book "Memoirs of a Ventriloquist" A great
read and I highly suggest it to you.
This Grannat figure is very similar to the face of W.S. Berger's
beloved Tommy Baloney.
He is about 30" tall, carved wood with leather mouth, horsehair for
his wig and dressed in a great period sailor outfit. The very top of
his head is open under his hat and I presume at one time there may
have been a piece of wood but other than that he is totally