1. This figure joined the Vent Haven collection in December
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
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