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Featured Figure:
Joe Flip

 

Date Created: 1940's

Created by: Frank Marshall

Used by: Dick Bruno

Trivia: 
1. Dick Bruno (1901-1986) performed at times under the name Monsieur Brunard.
2. In the act, Bruno (Brunard) would speak with a French accent, and Joe would make wise cracks in a heavy Brooklyn accent.
3. Bruno purchased Joe from Max Holden's New York City magic shop on December 4, 1941.
4. The figure was originally named "Brewster," but was later renamed Joe Flip after a saxophone player named Flip Phillips.
5. Joe was repainted by Frank Marshall on July 2, 1954.
6. Connie Irvin, Bruno's daughter, donated Joe to Vent Haven Museum through Bruno's estate.
7.  Vent David Erskine facilitated the donation.
8. According to Erskine, Marshall though of Joe Flip as his masterpiece.
9. Joe is located in Building One and cannot be seen on any of the three virtual pans.

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