Shaun ventriloquist dummy used by Todd Stockman

Shaun ventriloquist dummy used by Todd Stockman

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This dummy used by ventriloquist Todd Stockman to perform his character Shaun in performances in the late 1970s. The dummy is a repurposed Juro Novelty Co. Charlie McCarthy toy dummy. Stockman painted and altered the figure to create the character of Shaun for the children's television series Caboose, which aired on WMAR-TV in Baltimore in 1978. Shaun is made of plastic and has a detachable wooden head with moving eyes and mouth.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ventriloquist dummy
Date made
1972
user
Stockman, Todd W.
maker
Stockman, Todd W.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 15 in x 9 in; 88.9 cm x 38.1 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
1980.0401.01
catalog number
1980.0401.01
accession number
1980.0401
Credit Line
Todd W. Stockman
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Children's television programs
Television
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Popular Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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