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Figure of the Month
December 2005: Jane Jones


Figure Name: Jane Jones

Date Created: Unknown

Created by: Frank Marshall

Used by: Jeanne Windsor

1. This figure joined the Vent Haven collection in December of 1973.
2. Jeanne Windsor was the wife of Tommy Windsor, whose Major Johnny Jordan figure is also in the Vent Haven collection.
3. Jane is smaller than the average Marshall figure and is relatively light. The light weight was intentional because Windsor was herself petite (85 pounds).
4. To make the figure lighter, the figure has reeds in the front of the chest instead of slats.
5. When Jane was first made, the body was considered too broad by Windsor, so a cabinet maker cut a bit off of each side.
6. Jeanne Windsor received a standing ovation at the 1947 International Brotherhood of Ventriloquists Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after performing with this figure.
7. If you have the Quicktime Player, you can see this figure on display in the Quicktime Pan Number 3. Jane is visible on the third row of figures "behind" you once the page loads.

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