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VIRTUAL EXHIBIT #4 - Menagerie of Puppets
IPM Library of Past Exhibits

Menagerie of Puppets

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White Rabbit - Johnny Faust, Alice in Philcoland. The show was performed in appliance stores to advertise Philco products. >>>

Baby Bear - Lewis Mahlamann hand puppet made for Mollie Falkenstein production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, script by David C. Jones

Monkey - U.S.A. - Pickwick Puppets, New Jersey Theatre, An important touring company in the eastern part of the U.S.A.

Mahlmann Puppet

Rooster - Frank Paris. One of the finest! A master puppeteer noted for night-club performances. Hand puppet from 1940's - 1950's. Paris entered puppetry after reading an article by Tony Sarge in a 1929 issue of Ladies Home Journal magazine.

Walrus - Tom Tichenor for musical, Carnival. From the book by Paul Gallico, Love of Seven Dolls dedicated to Burr Tillstom (Kukla, Fran and Ollie). The same story was adapted to film for MGM production, Lilli 1952 - 1953.

Myanamar (Burma) Tiger - toy folk art version of a marionette from the 1960's. The actual puppets ranged in size from 2 feet to 3 feet.

Lion - Sue Hastings from the late 1930's - 1940's for a circus act. Hastings took classes from Tony Sarg. She employed many puppeteers in the New York area, including Johnny Faust.

Eagle - Tatterman marionettes for Legend of the Lightning, 1930's. The troop did traveling puppet shows in schools and auditoriums.

Dog from WPA, South Pasadena recreation project. Lora Patterson, instructor at Oneonta Grammar School.

Chinese (Taiwan) Horse in traditional style for hand puppet show, early 1960's.

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