After some negotiation with
Dwight Hamborsky Jr., I am pleased to announce that Joe Doaks has
joined the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
Dwight Hamborsky Sr purchased
this figure from Frank Marshall in 1938 and he is a great example of
how you want to find a Marshall figure. Everyone talks about
condition and Joe Doaks is in amazing condition.
This Marshall figure stands a full 42 inches in height, has a semi
ball and socket neck and has the following functions. He has slot
jaw, his right eye winks, and his eyes move side to side and self
center. His paint is in beautiful original condition and because he
was used as a fortune telling figure a turban was placed on his head
and that preserved the original red crepe hair.
In most cases when crepe hair has
been used it is long gone after this many years. I have pictured him
in both the original out fit which was used by both Dwight Sr and
Dwight Jr but also have shown him redressed as a regular figure so
you could see his great original hair.
Another unusual feature is the hands on Joe are the larger size
Marshall hands which Marshall used on his recreations of the great
Lester's figure Frank Byron Jr. If you go to my figure collection
and look at the figure named Theodore Peckerwood you will see these
An item I would also like to mention is that this figure Joe Doaks
is a very close likeness to one of Marshall's most famous figures
names Joe Flip which was used by Dick Bruno. If you go to the Vent
Haven site and click on figure of the month and scroll down to June
of 2005 you will see Joe Flip and make your comparison.
Click here to see Joe Flip
I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of this wonderful Marshall