Anti-cyclone marionette, Hogarths' Marionettes

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Date:1950 - 1960 (c.)

Description:Hogarth's anti-cyclone marionette puppet. Black and yellow figure with black and yellow stripes. Yellow ribbons. Face on either side of head with sharp yellow teeth, yellow pointy nose and spikes coming out of side of head.

Jan Bussell & Ann Hogarth founded The Hogarth Puppets in 1932. They are best known for their "Muffin the Mule" TV series with Annette Mills, although they spent many years touring marionette shows before and after this.

Both Jan and Ann were professionally involved with drama production for stage and radio before taking up puppetry full time. However, once they embarked on their puppet career, they soon became the largest and most innovative touring puppet company in the United Kingdom with a very busy schedule of tours, both at home and world-wide. They had an outstanding career in puppetry from the 1930s to the 1980s.

This marionette forms part of the Hayward Puppet Collection, now part of the Staffordshire County Museum collection.

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Donor ref:2007.022.0244 (37/26656)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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