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Featured Figure:
Sammy

 

Date Created: circa 1920 

Created by: Walter Lambert

Used by: Walter Lambert (under the stage name Lydia Dreams)

Special Features: natural teeth, moving eyes, eyelashes, leather mouth, natural hair, two strings to control mouth action (one string serves as auxiliary string)

Trivia: 
1. Sammy is a head only, displayed on the head rack in Building One (The W.S. Berger Memorial Building). 
2. British ventriloquist Walter Lambert performed dressed as a woman under the stage name of Lydia Dreams.
3. In Sammy's skit, Lambert would pretend to be a nurse and perform a surgical procedure on Sammy, whom the audience thought was real until the end of the skit when the deception was revealed.
4. Sammy survived the German Blitz during World War II.
5. Sammy's teeth are real human teeth.
6. Sammy is a life-like model of the child of a friend of Lambert's.
7. Lambert's grandson and great-granddaughter visited Vent Haven on June 6, 2004.

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