Donny O'Day was born out of
Frank Marshall's shop but was not given that name until he was
used in the 2011 Vent Haven ConVENTion in a tribute program for
Jimmy Nelson. A splendid routine in deed by Bob Isaacson.
Donny is now part of the Ventriloquist Central Collection and
here are his particulars. He stands 40" tall, has sot jaw, side
to side self centering eyes , winkers and blinkers. At one time
he did have a crying effect as the tubes are still inside the
head. His body is typical Marshall with shaped shoulder board
and spine with cloth covering to shape the belly. He has wooden
legs which are jointed at the knees that are original. Usually
these type legs are seen on the walking figures made by
The figure was restored before Bob Isaacson got him but then Bob
repainted him with the correct Marshall style paint job.
His sailor suit is 1940's vintage. The hat was done by Bob
Isaacson and Bob also found the Nestles Chocolate button he is
He is a great addition to the collection and I am happy to show
him to all of you.