JC Turner was the figure that was
used by almost every ventriloquist during the golden age if you were
going to do ventriloquism. I guess you could compare him to Maher
Studios of today. He was a prolific builder and his figures were
sold by magic shops all over the country and also by Abbott's Magic
His figures were made of pine and the parts for his figures were all
pre cut and then assembled as an assembly line and painted. Turner
could build a figure in just a couple days.
The figure pictured here was made in the 1940's and is full size
standing 40" tall. He is totally original including paint, crepe
hair and the signature wood and leather shoes made by Turner.
I love to find figures that are in such nice original condition.