One of Frank Marshall's most popular face was
called Nosey in his 1931 Catalogue. This was the face that Paul
Winchell used to create his famous character Jerry Mahoney.
Today I am happy to show you an early Nosey figure. This one is a
bit smaller standing only 36" tall. He only has mouth movement and
it is done with the ring pull. He is dressed in an original 1940's 2
tone suit with original black wing tip shoes.
The paint has been touched up and the wig is an old replacement but
fits his character with precision. The eyes also have been replaced
with new balls but the irises are the original. Originally they eyes
were all glass but they just didn't survive the years and some
He has the flat style Marshall hands of the period. This figure was
built in 1937. In the back of the head is written, "December
20, 1937 for Leonard Pearson".
I would say he still is a prime example of
Frank's Carving skills. A superb face and look.