We all know that Frank Marshall was a master
carver and when you look at this ventriloquist figure you will
really see how skilled he really was with a carving chisel.
I was contacted by a fellow named Ron Teska and he told me that
he had a Frank Marshall which was named Lucky Charlie and said
he wanted to make sure he went to the right place. I assured him
that if Lucky Charlie came to Ventriloquist Central Collection
if you certainly have a good home here with all the other Frank
Marshall figures in the collection. Well we talked and he is now
Lucky Charlie may be one of the rarest of the heads done by
Marshall because it is the face of the Punch puppet from Punch
and Judy fame. I contacted my mentor Bob Isaacson and he said in
all his time spent at Frank's shop and through all his life he
only saw one rendition of a full size Punch Figure and said that
this one just might be that one although this we can't confirm.
Mr Teska owned him for just over 40 years.
As you can see he has been repainted eons ago to be in blackface
but he was originally white. He is missing his leather under the
chin too. All of his functions are working and they are slot
jaw, each eye winks by rolling down and can be done together, he
also has a smoker and a spitter which are also both in working
See Lucky Charlie Restored