King of the Dummies (Dec, 1955)

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Modern Arts-Ancient Skills – King of the Dummies

To Frank Marshall the famous McCarthy is only one of a family of hundreds of brash wooden midgets he has carved in the past 40 years.

CHARLIE MCCARTHY’S birthplace was a small home workshop in Chicago where a man named Frank Marshall works quietly amid a litter of heads, hands, wigs and other bits and pieces of a great family of ventriloquists’ dummies. For forty years Marshall has been known to ventriloquists as the only man who can be trusted to make or patch up their little wooden pals.

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  1. Stephen says: November 30, 20125:19 am

    Charlie was still going in the 70s – he appeared on the Muppet Show.

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