Hartnett worked with Robert LeRoy Smith in the Bay Area
as Parnassus Puppets. He made the teddy bear for Edith.
Robert's puppets are at a museum run by the St. Louis Guild.
appeared at many puppet fairs at Fairland in Oakland. Edith
is 82 and needs to sell "Violet". She would like her to
be a "greeter" at COPA. The puppet was given by an anonymous
donor who felt she should remain on the West Coast.
White Marionettes - Recent aquisitions (besides Violet).
Ellie and Les Heath performed as the Lesselli Marionettes in California,
especially Northern California. Alan saw them at Robinson's in
downtown Los Angeles and the L.A. County Fair. They were active
in the 40's and 50's. These marionettes are from their production
of Snow White.