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Sleepy Slim Marionette

Sleepy Slim Marionette

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Description (Brief)
Sleepy Slim the Lion was a regular on the NBC television show Jump Jump of Holiday House and one of the four characters that appeared along with Jump Jump, Achi Paggli, and Sir Rhyme A Lot. His head is carved from wood, he has tan suede paws, and he is wearing a red and white polka dot flannel nightgown. His voice-over was performed by Harry Hickox, part of the husband and wife team, Mary and Harry Hickox that created the original Jump Jump radio broadcast. The lion character tends to forget his lines and stumble around, but he was smart because he slept all the time. Both hands are needed to work this puppet--one controls the body, while the other hand operates a wood and string mechanism that moves his eyes and mouth.
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Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
Date made
1950
user
Hickox, Harry
NBC
Hickox, Mary
maker
Kelly, Bob
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
string (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 in; 60.96 cm
ID Number
1988.0519.02
catalog number
1988.0519.02
accession number
1988.0519
Credit Line
Gift of Harry Hickox
subject
Children's television programs
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Television
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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