“Grown ups are complicated creatures,
full of quirks and secrets.”
― Roald Dahl
No, this isn’t a tale about child predation or anything as awful or evil as that.
No…. this is actually a story about the naiveté that we use to find in our
favorite childhood toys…
and to what those once happy and comforting memories may be sadly morphing into
during these odd days of the 21st century….
Candice Bergen has often lamented that when she was growing up she was actually
jealous of Charlie McCarthy.
Charlie was the ventriloquist doll, aka “dummy” that her Dad, Edger Bergen,
used during his early days of Vaudeville…
moving to radio and eventually television.
Candice was often introduced to audiences as Charlie’s little sister.
Yet there has always been something rather creepy about a ventriloquist’s doll.
Hollywood cemented that notion deep…
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