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Jerry J. Jerrie
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Featured Figure:
Jerry J. Jerrie (and Jose Garcia)

 

Date Created: 1919

Created by: Fred Ketch

Used by: Fred Ketch

Trivia: 
1. Jerry J. Jerrie was used by ventriloquist Fred Ketch.
2. While this Jerry J. Jerrie was created and used by Ketch, it is not the original Jerry, which was created in 1912.
3. Ketch and Vent Haven founder W.S. Berger corresponded with one another from 1944 to 1970.
4. Ketch provided Berger with photos of the original Jerry J. Jerrie and a typed note. You can read the note and see the photos by clicking this link.
5. Included with Jerry J. Jerrie is Jose Garcia, a mask-type figure on a pole.
6. During Ketch's act, Jose would sing "I Ain't Got No Body" while Jerry would make wise cracks on the side.
7. In addition to being a talented ventriloquist, Ketch was a talented artist, who drew many illustrations for The Oracle, the magazine of the now defunct International Brotherhood of Ventriloquists. Several of Ketch's illustrations are on display at Vent Haven Museum, and you can watch the tour tape video, which includes one of these illustrations.
8. Jerry and Jose are on display in Building One of the museum. They are not visible in any of the QuickTime Virtual Pans of the Museum.

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