Frank Goldquist originally of Savannah Illinois
was one of the most colorful people and yet not many of us know who
he was. He was born in 1887 and lived until 1980 and in his lifetime
he did some remarkable things. He was the owner and operator of the
Great Franquist Circus, he helped build the panama canal, he worked
as a ventriloquist and as a theatre manager. He was an adept carver
and always had something in the works.
I was very fortunate to be able to acquire Frank's prized Theodore
Mack ventriloquist figures. One is a black boy the other is a white
boy. Both are in superb original condition except for the clothing.
The clothing that was on them when I got them was tee shirts and
jeans from the 1960's and totally wrong so they have been redressed
as you see them for the Ventriloquist Central Collection.