Silent session?

"The Brotherhood of Ventriloquist Dummies held it's second silent session concurrently with the IBV Convention in the Crystal; Room, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, July 1, 1959."  (From The Oracle newsletter Vol. 18, Issue No. 5, now for sale via eBay auction:  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290696820911

The names of the figures and their owners are listed in the newsletter.  Figures pictured were made by Frank Marshall, Foy Brown, Finis & Co., C. R. Gough, Ken Spencer, Yost & Co., J. T. Upchurch, and Cleo Cooley, although not identified more specifically than that.


  1. Anonymous4/23/2012

    I am in the one with two Marshall figures about center of that photo of Oracle on Ebay, had to leave early and guess that is why figures are not on display in this photo. LeeDean

    1. Anonymous5/29/2012

      I am mistaken. There they are on the back row, fourth and fifth figures from left to right, Chicago 1959, made by Frank Marshall. At the 1955 Pittsburgh convention the third figure seated by my girl figure was used I am pretty sure by The Great Lester in stage show. In middle row third figure in is figure of Pat Stilwell, head by Marshall, body by Pat Stilwell's father. LeeDean