Brian Hamilton

 

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Who is this mystery female ventriloquist  figure?

 

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Brian Hamilton was a flash in the pan so to speak, as far as figure makers are concerned. He started at the age of 14 and at 15 he was making carved wood figures in the Marshall style. Unfortunately passed away at the early age of 28 on April 10, 1988. He was such an accomplished builder that he actually acquired all of Frank Marshall's tools to do his work.

He carved heads out of wood and then went on to build figures out of Fiberglass. The McElroy brothers George & Glen took Brian under their wing and taught him a lot of their techniques in building figures and he made some very fine McElroy style figures of which there is less than a handful known. He also did repair work too. We can wonder what would have been had he still been alive and building today.

 
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Brian at the Lane Technical High School (now Lane College Prep) in Chicago performing at the talent night

 


Brian surrounded by his assorted figures/puppets

 


Brian with his puppet Precilla

Special thanks to Todd Cameron Hamilton (Brian's brother) for sending
us these three pictures


 

 

 


Bird Figure

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McElroy Style

Female Figure
 

 


Black Figure

Wood Carved Figure

Head Casting