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formerly The Conservatory of Puppetry Arts (COPA)
1062 N. Fair Oaks Avenue - Pasadena, CA 91103 - telephone & fax: 626-296-1536

         NEW ACQUISITION #2 - A Bear Named Violet
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Summer 2003

Edith 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.

Violet 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.

Snow 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.



To continue the important job of conserving this world class puppet collection, IPM needs more storage space! We are looking for a unit or units to install on Alan Cook’s back lot. If you have or know of a source for clean and secure units that are free or reasonable, please contact : IPM (626) 296-1535 mail@PuppetryMuseum.org.


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