Wizard of Oz Marionettes

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    Three characters from The Wizard of Oz: Jack Pumpkinhead, the Tin Man, and the Guardian of the Gates. The marionettes were made by American puppeteer Burr Tillstrom in the 1940s.

    These marionettes are part of the Paul McPharlin Puppetry Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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    1. Janet 59 40 months ago | reply

      Aren't they great?

    2. Maia C 40 months ago | reply

      I'd love to have seen a performance with all the Wizard of Oz puppets.

      There are also "Commedia dell'arte" puppets on display, but the lighting and the reflections in the glass case made getting photographs too difficult. The exhibit will change about every 6 months as the conservation department finishes work on more of the puppets.

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