|Terri Rogers was a big star back
in the 1960's and 70's in England and was a man playing a woman but
eventually did undergo surgery to become a woman. Her figure Shorty
Harris is an Insull female cheeky figure. I found this to be great.
Think about this. Male ventriloquist dressed as a female talking with
female voice. Female figure dressed as a boy speaking with a male
voice. Man the innuendo was outrageous.
This happens to be Terri's back up head of Shorty Harris. Terri used
his mouth and raising eyebrows and did not use much else as movements
although the figure had more functions. In fact except for not having
the wiggling ears Shorty is a loaded figure with lower lip, upper lip,
side moving self centering eyes, winkers, blinkers and raising
The body for Shorty Harris was not original. In fact Terry had stiff
legs so that he could stand on a platform next to her. If you watch
the videos you will see that all the movement of Shorty is done with
his head. The hands on the figure were mannequin hands. Terri made him
still look very much alive with this method. It could be done this way
because the Insull heads were drop through and not ball and socket.
I am so pleased that Shorty has become part of the Ventriloquist
Central Collection and I hope you like seeing him too.