Southern Gentleman Marionette

Southern Gentleman Marionette

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Description (Brief)
This is one of a pair of marionettes made of molded plastic with a painted face and is dressed in clothing resembling a dashing Southern gentleman and his lady friend. They were used on television to advertise a popular alcoholic drink, Southern Comfort, and are operated with eight strings. The male puppet, has white hair, moustache, and beard and wears a black suit with a cutaway jacket, a vest with gold buttons and a chain, a black ribbon tie and a large floppy hat.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
date made
1957
user
Rollins, Hazelle H.
Southern Comfort Company
maker
Rollins, Hazelle H.
place made
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 4 in; 41.91 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1982.0362.01
accession number
1982.0362
catalog number
1982.0362.01
Credit Line
Hazelle H. and J. Woodson Rollins
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Consumerism
Drinking
Television
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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