Art Carney Marionette

Art Carney Marionette

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This carved, wooden, hand-painted marionette, made by Bil Baird, represents Art Carney, the well known comedian who starred with Jackie Gleason on the television hit Honeymooners. This puppet was used in a 1959 television special starring Art Carney in Art Carney Meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice. A take off on the original story but this sorcerers had a lot of "problems" with his magic tricks!
His face is brightly painted with deep blue eyes and grey hairand strong eyebrows. He wears a long blue coat over a light blue shirt, a yellow plaid vest, brown pants, and a green ascot tied at the neck. His wooden feet have been painted brown.
See 1980.0315.01.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1959
Associated Name
Baird, Bil
depicted (sitter)
Carney, Art
Baird, Bil
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall, maximum (exhibit or expanded): 41 1/2 in x 27 1/2 in; 105.41 cm x 69.85 cm
overall, minimum (shipping, storage, or collapsed): 23 in x 9 1/2 in; 58.42 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift in memory of Dr. Arlene and Mr. Richard Pillar from their loving children and grandchildren
Entertainment, Film
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Movie Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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