I always love to show Frank Marshall's work and
this rendition from Frank is no exception. This is a most wonderful
completely original Frank Marshall figure which was purchased by
Howard Bookman back in the late 1920s. He is a full size figure
which stands 38" tall and he is also a catalogued figure in the 1931
Frank Marshall ventriloquist catalogue. He is listed in Frank's
catalogue as V18-Sailor.
The sailor suit is original clothing as well as this figure has
everything original to him including the dirt. I had to leave him
because he is in just perfect original condition. His paint, wig,
glass eyes are all splendid and untouched.
The head on this figure is slightly on the larger side for the body
but Frank did that as I do have other examples that are like this
too. His original calling card is inside the head along with Mr
Bookman's card. I think he is just a great example of Frank's early