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Marionette
 

Performing Puppet
1930-1950

"My favorite professional marionette"
This 18-string Latin dancing-girl puppet performed in marionette variety shows throughout the United States during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. It was made in New York City in 1935 by Hazelle Robins, who spent eight hours a day for an entire month to complete the hand-carved wooden puppet she called "My Latin from Manhattan." In the 1980s, Robins demonstrated the marionette for Smithsonian staff, calling her "a fine character...for dancing and performing."

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Acquired, 1981
Web display only

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